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Michel Étienne Turgot
PLAN DE PARIS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
65
Michel Étienne Turgot
PLAN DE PARIS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Michel Étienne Turgot
1690-1751
PLAN DE PARIS
Large engraved wall-map in 20 sheets joined, mounted on course linen with a green silk frame, wooden rollers, without index sheet, yellowed, splitting, minor tears, loss and staining 
2440 by 3200mm.
Printed in Paris, 1739.
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Catalogue Note

This remarkable plan was engraved at the behest of Turgot (1690-1751), who was appointed prevot des marchands under Louis XV in 1729. He devoted himself to the embellishment of Paris through the construction of fountains and the improvement of important streets such as the Quai de L'Horloge. Drafted and surveyed by Louis Bretez, the architectural draughtsman famous for his manual on perspective, this plan is perhaps Turgot's most enduring monument.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London