City Views, Landscapes, Nestle, Lake Geneva, Genfer See, Lac de Geneve
Antique Print of Lake Geneva. Genfer See. Lac de Geneve Nestle
thanks to one of our Facebook friends who referred us to: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1958-0712-532?fbclid=IwAR0M6X49RUM1q1BySFXOw2Eww2nyKoDRZXAeP7QfSZis4zOCn4GsvqIEgKg
please refer to the information on that website. The print is dated 1772 rather than our estimate below.
No title printed. Vevey, General View. View from the north, more precisely from Saint-Legier-LaChiesaz, or from the slopes of Bondenoces, over the city of Vevey and across Lake Geneva (Lac Leman - Genfer See) and the snow-covered Alpine mountain range belonging to France. In the foreground a couple of resting wine harvesters and a man with a loaded donkey engaged in a conversation. In the middle ground, approaching Vevey and Lake Geneva we see the creek called Ognona. On the lake a few early steamships (steam ships were first used on Lac Leman (Genfer See, Lake Geneva) in 1826, and a few sail boats. Avery pleasant view of Vevey.
Anonymous stipple copper engraving. Original hand coloring.
Trimmed to black borderline. Two creases in upper left sky and mountains.
The print has been attached to a cardboard at the upper left and right corners.
No artist signature. No publishing details.
Reverse side has "Vevey" ink-written at bottom center
In our research about this view of Vevey we could not find any information about this etching. It is safe to assume that this is a rare piece of graphic art.
21 x 34 cm (ca. 8.3 x 13.4")