"Views Of Normandy, Pair Of Engravings By Félix Benoist, 19th Century"TOTAL LIQUIDATION BEFORE CLOSING. Old price: 390 euros. New NON-NEGOTIABLE price: 220 euros. Colissimo shipping recommended for France: 30 euros. Pair of lithographs "Normandy Illustrated" - The Château de Fontaine-Henry (Calvados) by the designer Félix Benoist (1818-1896), the lithographer Charles Fichot (1817-1903), and Henri-Désiré Charpentier (1806-1883) Publisher In Nantes. - The Priory of the Holy Trinity at Beaumont-Le-Roger (Eure) by Félix Benoist (1818-1896), and the lithographers Jean-Louis Tirpenne (1801-1878) and Jules Gaildreau (1816-1898). NAPOLEON III PERIOD. Modern frames from Maison Toupillier & Fils, rue de Penthièvre in Paris. Frame dimensions included: Height 37 cm x length 46 cm. - Félix Benoist, born April 15, 1818 in Saumur (Maine-et-Loire) and died September 20, 1896 in Nantes, is a French painter, draftsman and lithographer, author of views of cities, monuments and landscapes (especially in France, particularly in Brittany and Normandy, Italy, England, Russia, etc.) Félix Benoist drew for the engraver and publisher based in Nantes, Pierre Henri Charpentier, and especially for his son, Henri-Désiré Charpentier ( 1806-1883): the “H. Charpentier establishments”, specializing in the edition of lithographs, had also opened a boutique in Paris. Benoist has, among other things, participated in the remarkable collection, Paris in its splendor (1861-1863), containing more than 100 lithographs, some of them from photographs, including aerial views, and some 38 woodcuts. - Michel Charles Fichot, born June 6, 1817 in Troyes and died July 7, 1903 in Paris, is a French painter, draftsman, illustrator and lithographer. He studies architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After studying in Troyes, he apprenticed with the notary Alexandre while pursuing studies at the municipal drawing school. He then left the notariat to enter the lithographer Etienne Collet. He then became a student and collaborator of Anne-François Arnaud and participated in the development of the picturesque and archaeological travel of the Aube. In 1840, he became a press collaborator for the local satirical newspaper La Silhouette and the national newspaper L'Illustration. In Paris, he collaborated with Baron de Guilhermy on the Archaeological Route of Paris, the city where he settled in 1852. He also collaborated with Amédée Aufauvre at the Monuments of Seine-et-Marne then with his son Karl in lithographs by large format for the editor Turgis. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1841 to 1875 and received an honorable mention in 1887. He was a recipient of the Legion of Honor. - Henri-Désiré Charpentier (born January 18, 1806 in La Rochelle, died in 1883 in Vertou (Loire-Atlantique) is a French draftsman, engraver, lithographer and printer, who worked a lot notably in Brittany. Henri-Désiré Charpentier is the son of Pierre Henri Charpentier, also a lithographer and publisher, he collaborated with François Hippolyte Lalaisse, notably drawing costumed portraits of Bretons (Armorican gallery, costumes and picturesque views of Brittany) and published the work of Félix Benoist in three volumes Contemporary Brittany. He also published numerous city plans and maps. Associated with his father, he also published Nantes and Loire-Inférieur in 1850, Normandy illustrated in 1854, Nice and Savoie in 1864, Paris in its splendor in 1861, Rome in its splendor in 18702. AFTER THREE YEARS OF PROCEDURE, THE TRIAL OPPOSING THE GALLERY DESARNAUD TO THE OWNER HAS TAKEN PLACE AT THE TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE DE PARIS APRIL 9, THE VERDICT HAS BEEN RENEWED POSTPONED IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, UNTIL THAT DATE THE BOUTIQUE RUE DE BEAUNE REMAINS OPEN TO THE USUAL TIMES. TOTAL LIQUIDATION BEFORE CLOSING. Following a non-renewal of the lease and the explosion of rents in Parisian shops, the rue de Beaune gallery will close its doors during the course of 2019. The entire stock (more than 1,500 works of art, paintings, drawings, engravings, silverware, furniture, etc.) will be posted regularly on PROANTIC. Transport costs will be borne by the purchaser. Free delivery possible in Paris and close suburbs with the exception of furniture. On request, the gallery will be open in the mornings, Mondays and Sundays, on public holidays. All the objects not being exhibited at the gallery, thank you to warn in advance if you wish to come and see the object.