Church of Notre Dame, Dijon by Robert Fulton Logan

Church of Notre Dame, Dijon by Robert Fulton Logan

Church of Notre Dame, Dijon

Robert Fulton Logan

Title

Church of Notre Dame, Dijon

 
Artist
Year
1926  
Technique
etching with drypoint 
Image Size
18 11/16 x 10 1/16" image, 19-1/2 x 10-5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; monogram, lower right image 
Edition Size
epreuve d'artiste (Artist's Proof) outside published edition of 100 
Annotations
pencil annotated "for Lisa", "epreuve d'artiste" and titled in the lower margin. 
Reference
C.L. Morgan: The Etchings and Drypoints of Robert Fulton Logan, The Print Connoisseur, New York, January 1929, volume 9, no 1, page 11 reproduced on page 12. 
Paper
antique-white, watermarked laid paper. 
State
published 
Publisher
Alexis Gallery, Paris 
Inventory ID
22257 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Canadian born Robert Fulton Logan did this large etching of the Church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, France in 1926. Using both etching and drypoint he is able to convey the impression of both rain, in the upper right and shafts of light bathing the side of the church. This impression is an artist's proof, outside the edition of 100, this being dedicated in pencil in the lower margin: "For Lisa".

The Church of Notre-Dame is located in Dijon, France and was begun around 1230. It is considered a Gothic masterpiece, using pillars to absorb the weight of the roof, rather than flying buttresses, allowing maximum floor space.

The church was restored between 1865 and 1884, by the Parisian architect Jean Charles Laisné. The resstoration involved returning the church to what was believed to be its original appearance. To achieve this, later additions to the building were removed, the tower at the crossing was re-established as a lantern tower, and the ruined sculptures were recreated.