Possibly Paris, Salon, 1812; Issy-les-Moulineaux, Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, L'Ile Saint-Germain, première île en aval de Paris, 2009, no catalogue number
The view depicted in this verdant watercolour is taken from the hills of Saint-Cloud and depicts the meandering River Seine, with the spires and domes of Paris visible on the horizon, including those of Les Invalides, the Louvre, Notre-Dame and the Panthéon. In the centre of the composition are the Île Seguin and Île Saint-Germain, whilst beyond the figures in the left foreground stands the celebrated Sèvres porcelain manufactory.
Hinge mounted to a modern mount. There is an old diagonal crease to the lower right corner and two small nicks to the centre of the lower edge. The watercolour itself remains in very fine condition throughout, with the image strong. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."