Rouen 1817 – Paris 1871
View of the Louvre and the former Carrousel bridge from the banks of the river Seine
Oil on paper laid down on canvas and mounted on chassis.
Signe Frédéric LEGRIP lower right and LEGRIP on the back of the canvas.
Inscribed Pont du carousel on the chassis. A label from framer on the chassis.
153 x 249 mm – 6 1/32 x 9 13/16 in.
This poetic vision of Paris’s riverbanks, the Louvre walls and the former Carrousel bridge was painted by Frédéric Legrip, a painter originally from Rouen who studied in Paris with the sculptor David d’Angers and the painter Joseph Court et who worked as a drawing teacher in the Ecole Nationale de dessin of Paris