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    Sale 2176

    Christie's Interiors

    16 - 17 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    French School, first quarter 19th Century

    The Porte Saint-Denis in Paris

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    French School, first quarter 19th Century
    The Porte Saint-Denis in Paris
    black chalk, pen and black ink and watercolor on paper
    17½ x 22 in. (445 x 559 mm.)


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    The Porte Saint-Denis was built in 1672 from designs by the architect François Blondel (1618-1686) and the sculptor Michel Anguier (1613-1686). Commissioned by King Louis XIV, it commemorated his victories on the Rhine and Franche-Comté. Located at the crossing of rue Saint-Denis, rue Faubourg Saint-Denis, the Boulevard de Bonne-Nouvelle and the Boulevard Saint-Denis, it served as one of the gates in the old city walls of Paris.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND ESTATE