Rouen--Fontaine de la Grosse Horloge [and] Fontaine Sainte-Marie [2 albumen prints]
Rouen--Fontaine de la Grosse Horloge [and] Fontaine Sainte-Marie [2 albumen prints]

Rouen--Fontaine de la Grosse Horloge [and] Fontaine Sainte-Marie [2 albumen prints]

1889. 2 albumen prints. The first, Rouen--Fontaine de la Grosse Horloge, is 255 x 199 mm. on a cardboard mount (297 x 239 mm). Caption printed in photograph in lower right: "54. Rouen_Fontaine de la Grosse horloge." Written in ink at lower edge of image: "Rouen, August 25/89." Written in pencil next to photograph on mount: "Printed by the house of T. Herlyison." The fountain was designed by Jean-Pierre Defrance and built next to the famous Gros Horloge in 1743; the bas relief depicts the mythological scene of the river Alpheus and the nymph Arethusa, and Cupid flying above them. This photograph includes a man waiting for a bucket to fill at the fountain and a woman carrying a bucket and moving off to the right. The window to the right of the fountain says "Debit de la Fontaine." The second photograph (209 x 270 mm), on the other side of the card mount, is an albumen print identified along the lower mount edge as only "Rouen." It shows the Fontaine Sainte-Marie, built in 1879, with the original lights on either side. In Very Good Condition: lower right-hand corner of Fontaine de la Grosse Horloge slightly creased; both photographs are clean and bright. Very Good. Item #005405

Price: $115.00