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Hotel de Sens, Paris


Artist: Thomas Shotter Boys (1803 - 1874) Primary
Artist: Charles Hullmandel (1789 - 1850) Printer
Date: 1839
19th century
Dimensions: 14.76 x 10.63 in. (37.5 x 27 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, England
Medium and Support: Color lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.282
Not on view.

Plate 14 from the series "Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c Drawn from Nature & on Stone." Signed on the stone.

At the Hotel de Sens, a medieval castle located near the Île de la Cité, a cannonball that was fired during the “Three Glorious Days” of the 1830 Revolution remains embedded in the façade. An inscription on the building (visible to the upper right of the turret’s balcony) records the date of the event, “28 Juillet 1830.” The English artist Shotter Boys recorded it incorrectly in his print as “29 Juillet 1830.”




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