The Bridges of Paris by Frank Joseph Van Sloun

The Bridges of Paris by Frank Joseph Van Sloun

The Bridges of Paris

Frank Joseph Van Sloun

Title

The Bridges of Paris

 
Artist
Year
c. 1912  
Technique
monotype 
Image Size
6 13/16 x 8 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
22857 
Price
$450.00 
Description
The Pont Notre-Dame was completed in 1914 and is referred to as the "most ancient" in Paris as there has been a bridge on this very site since antiquity. Charles VI ordered the construction of a new wooden bridge in 1412 after a bridge built in 1406 was destroyed by floods. Sixty houses lined this wooden bridge, which collapsed in 1499. There would be two more incarnations before construction began in 1910 on the Pont Notre-Dame. The bridge built in metal and Jean RĂ©sal, who had worked on the Pont Mirabeau and Point Alexandre III, directed the work.