PRESENTING A LOVELY 19C Engraving of Lake Gaube in the Pyrenees by T Allom.

From circa 1850.

Besautiful depiction of Lake Gaube or Lac de Gaube in the French Pyrenees.

Original drawn by English artist, Thomas Allom (1804-1872) and engraved by JC Bently.

Reframed and matted in the 1970’s.

Thomas Allom (13 March 1804 – 21 October 1872) was an English architect, artist, and topographicalillustrator. He was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).[1] He designed many buildings in London, including the Church of St Peter’s and parts of the elegant Ladbroke Estate in Notting Hill. He also worked with Sir Charles Barry on numerous projects, most notably the Houses of Parliament, and is also known for his numerous topographical works, such as Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, published in 1838, and China Illustrated, published in 1845.

However, Allom is chiefly known for his numerous topographical works, which were used to illustrate books on travel. From the 1820s onwards, he travelled extensively through the UK and mainland Europe. In 1832 he published Westmorland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom (three volumes). In 1834 Allom arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, and produced hundreds of drawings during journeys through Anatolia, Syria and Palestine. The results of this expedition were published in 1838 in Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor published in two volumes with text by Robert Walsh. Emily Reeve’s Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy, published in London in 1840, was also illustrated with engravings by Allom.[citation needed] John Carne’s Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. illustrated, published in London in 1836-1838, was in part illustrated with engravings by Allom.[4] He is also remembered for numerous illustrations of China, published in China Illustrated in 1845. He also provided illustrations for “Family Secrets” by Mrs Ellis (1841) and E W Brayley‘s “A topographical history of Surrey” (1850).


Gaube Lake (in FrenchLac de Gaube) is a lake in the French Pyrenees, in the department of the Hautes-Pyrénées, near the town of Cauterets.

The lake’s name is tautological, in that gaube in the Gascon language means “lake”, hence the place name is “Lake Lake”.

The lake is situated in an altitude of 1725 m, an egg-shaped form stretching itself along a north–south axis in the valley of Gaube. This steep-sided valley is located at the foot of the Vignemale (3298M). The lake is surrounded by the peak Mayouret (2688 m) to the east, the big Peak of the Paloumères (2720 m) to the southeast, and the peak of Gaube (2377 m) to the northwest.


19C Engraving of Lake Gaube in the Pyrenees by T Allom.

Provenance: From the Estate of a Prominent Dallas Family.

Condition: Very good.

Dimensions: 13 inches wide, 11.75 inches tall and 0.5 inches deep (In Frame)


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