Etudes de marines dessinées d'aprés nature et lithographiées par Ferd. Perrot. SHIPBUILDING, Ferdinand PERROT.
Etudes de marines dessinées d'aprés nature et lithographiées par Ferd. Perrot.
Etudes de marines dessinées d'aprés nature et lithographiées par Ferd. Perrot.
Etudes de marines dessinées d'aprés nature et lithographiées par Ferd. Perrot.

Etudes de marines dessinées d'aprés nature et lithographiées par Ferd. Perrot.

Paris: Victor Delarue, circa 1835.

Oblong album, with title-page and eight large lithographic plate measuring 433 x 582 mm. (sheet size); old presentation note inscribed to top margin of title page, a very good copy in contemporary cloth boards with gilt blocked title.

Ship views of the 1830s

Attractive lithographic album of marine views, including four skilfully executed scenes of dockside life and shipbuilding. The eight plates were lithographed by Lemercier from sketches by Ferdinand Perrot (1808-1841), marine artist and pupil of Théodore Gudin. As an artist working in oils, Perrot produced numerous paintings of British naval scenes. The album is interesting as a visual record of nineteenth-century shipbuilding. Specifically, four plates depict the following: a large ocean going vessel careened with spars removed; the process of squaring up logs prior to laying down the hull; five men at work on a floating platform coppering a hull (with details of two partially constructed vessels in the background), and two figures dwarfed by enormous anchors and winch at a dockyard.

Attractive lithographic album of marine views, including four skilfully executed scenes of dockside life and shipbuilding. The eight plates were lithographed by Lemercier from sketches by Ferdinand Perrot (1808-1841), marine artist and pupil of Théodore Gudin. As an artist working in oils, Perrot produced numerous paintings of British naval scenes. The album is interesting as a visual record of nineteenth-century shipbuilding. Specifically, four plates depict the following: a large ocean going vessel careened with spars removed; the process of squaring up logs prior to laying down the hull; five men at work on a floating platform coppering a hull (with details of two partially constructed vessels in the background), and two figures dwarfed by enormous anchors and winch at a dockyard.

Condition Report: Some moderate foxing (first plate more affected).

Price (AUD): $9,250.00

US$6,590.93   Other currencies

Ref: #3808814

Condition Report