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Dead indeed, and that’s why they keep coming back where no living could go.

Georges Picard (1857 - 1946), from Inès de las Sierras, by charles Nodier, Paris, 1894.

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Dead indeed, and that’s why they keep coming back where no living could go.

Georges Picard (1857 - 1946), from Inès de las Sierras, by charles Nodier, Paris, 1894.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
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The ransack of the castle (Quentin Durward).

Alexandre Desenne, from Œuvres complètes de Walter Scott (The complete works of Walter Scott) vol. 56, Paris, 1826.

Alexandre Desenne was a typical Restoration (1814-1830) illustrator. He fills the gap between Moreau le Jeune, foremost among illustrators of the previous era, and fully-fledged Romantics, such as Achille Devéria or Tony Johannot (the engraver for this illustration). He was the first illustrator of Lamartine’s Les Méditations, and besides working on series of complete works, of which publishers of the time were still fond (Molière, Racine…), he illustrated Etienne de Jouy’s L’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin and its sequels, which is considered as his masterpiece. For the Complete Works of Walter Scott he was said to have tried to imitate the “English manner.”

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The ransack of the castle (Quentin Durward).

Alexandre Desenne, from Œuvres complètes de Walter Scott (The complete works of Walter Scott) vol. 56, Paris, 1826.

Alexandre Desenne was a typical Restoration (1814-1830) illustrator. He fills the gap between Moreau le Jeune, foremost among illustrators of the previous era, and fully-fledged Romantics, such as Achille Devéria or Tony Johannot (the engraver for this illustration). He was the first illustrator of Lamartine’s Les Méditations, and besides working on series of complete works, of which publishers of the time were still fond (Molière, Racine…), he illustrated Etienne de Jouy’s L’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin and its sequels, which is considered as his masterpiece. For the Complete Works of Walter Scott he was said to have tried to imitate the “English manner.”

(Source: archive.org)

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Edmond Morin, frontispiece from Le bibliophile amoureux (The bibliophile in love), by  Alexis Martin, Paris, 1866.

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Edmond Morin, frontispiece from Le bibliophile amoureux (The bibliophile in love), by Alexis Martin, Paris, 1866.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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The carnival.

"Cars and carriages containing groups of madly joyous persons, usually connected with the theaters, are seen galloping along the boulevards, flinging sugar-plums at the passengers, and crowning the pleasures of the day by what is termed the descente de la Courtille; after issuing from the masked balls at daybreak the following morning, to breakfast at some of the inferior cafés beyond the Boulevard du Temple, commonly called the quarter of La Courtille; — an extraordinary scene, which few respectable persons have witnessed.”

Eugène Lami, from Paris in 1841, by  Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

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The carnival.

"Cars and carriages containing groups of madly joyous persons, usually connected with the theaters, are seen galloping along the boulevards, flinging sugar-plums at the passengers, and crowning the pleasures of the day by what is termed the descente de la Courtille; after issuing from the masked balls at daybreak the following morning, to breakfast at some of the inferior cafés beyond the Boulevard du Temple, commonly called the quarter of La Courtille; — an extraordinary scene, which few respectable persons have witnessed.”

Eugène Lami, from Paris in 1841, by Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, August 4, 2014
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A soirée.

Eugène Lami, from Paris in 1841, by  Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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A soirée.

Eugène Lami, from Paris in 1841, by Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Monday, August 4, 2014
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Chambre des députés.

Thomas Allom, from Paris in 1841, by  Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Chambre des députés.

Thomas Allom, from Paris in 1841, by Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Monday, August 4, 2014
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Interior of La Madeleine.

Thomas Allom, from Paris in 1841, by  Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Interior of La Madeleine.

Thomas Allom, from Paris in 1841, by Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
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Jardin du Palais Royal.

Thomas Allom, from Paris in 1841, by  Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Jardin du Palais Royal.

Thomas Allom, from Paris in 1841, by Catherine Gore, London, 1842.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014