Pair of G.A. Dumarais Lithos of Paris Bridge Scenes

Pair of G.A. Dumarais Lithos of Paris Bridge Scenes.

PRESENTING a BEAUTIFUL Pair of Late 19th Century, hand-colored lithographs by French Canadian Artist, G.A. Dumarais, of bridge scenes in Paris.

The first scene is of ‘Le Pont-Neuf et le Vert. Galant‘ in Paris.

The second scene is of ‘Le Pont d’lena et le Palais de Chaillot‘ in Paris.

The Square du Vert-Galant is a square of the st  district of Paris. . The square owes its name to Henry IV , nicknamed the “Vert-Galant” because of his many mistresses despite his advanced age. The square is dominated by an equestrian statue of Henri IV resting on the Pont Neuf (which separates the square from the rest of the island).

The site is located on the western tip of the Ile de la Cité , in the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois district of the st  district . The level of the square is seven meters lower than the current level of the other parts of the island, which corresponds to the level it once had. The weak overhang of the square with respect to the Seine explains that it is flooded , or even totally submerged during the most important floods of the river.

It is served by the line at Pont-Neuf metro station ..

It was created by the meeting of several small islands including the island of the Jews , where were burned the last Templars , and the island of the Patriarch . A commemorative plaque reminds us that it was here that theMarch 18, 1314, the execution on the stake of the “last great master of the order of the Temple” , Jacques de Molay .

Before welcoming a square, the 2,665  2 were devoted to the baths around 1765, then a coffee concert in 1865. It was destroyed by a flood in 1879 1 , 2 .

In 1884, the State yields the land to the city of Paris.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Montreal World Expo in April 1967, a friendly ceremony organized by the city of Paris was held with Canadian Ambassador Jules Léger and his counterpart from the delegation. General of Quebec in Paris , Jean Chapdelaine. The mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau , could not come and he was represented by Léon Lortieand Jean Vinant, advertising the Exhibition in France. A stone from Sainte – Hélène Island (Montreal) was deposited in Vert – Galant Square. According to the author Yves Jasmin of The Little Story of Expo 67, there were more than 30 000 spectators who attended this event, when the boat Saint-Laurent arrived on the quay where was transported the stone in the company of the prefect of Paris.


The Trocadéro (pronounced [trɔʁo]), site of the Palais de Chaillot ([pa.lɛ də ʃ]), is an area of ParisFrance, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. It is also the name of the 1878 palace which was demolished to make place in 1937 for the Palais de Chaillot [1]. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village.

For the Exposition Internationale of 1937, the old Palais du Trocadéro was partially demolished and rebuilt as the Palais de Chaillot which now tops the hill. It was designed in classicizing “moderne” style by architects Louis-Hippolyte BoileauJacques Carlu and Léon Azéma. Like the old palais, the Palais de Chaillot features two wings shaped to form a wide arc; reclad and expanded, these wings are the only remaining portion of the former building. However, unlike the old palais, the wings are independent buildings and there is no central element to connect them: instead, a wide esplanade leaves an open view from the place du Trocadéro to the Eiffel Tower and beyond.

The buildings are decorated with quotations by Paul Valéry, and sculptural groups at the attic level by Raymond DelamarreCarlo Sarrabezolles and Alfred Bottiau.[6] The eight gilded figures on the terrace of the Rights of Man are attributed to the sculptors Alexandre DescatoireMarcel Gimond, Jean Paris dit Pryas, Paul Cornet, Lucien BrasseurRobert CouturierPaul Niclausse, and Félix-Alexandre Desruelles.[7]

The buildings now house a number of museums:

It was on the front terrace of the palace that Adolf Hitler was pictured during his short tour of the city in 1940, with the Eiffel Tower in the background. This became an iconic image of the Second World War. It is in the Palais de Chaillot that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. This event is now commemorated by a stone, and the esplanade is known as the esplanade des droits de l’homme (English: “Esplanade of Human Rights”). The Palais de Chaillot was also the initial headquarters of NATO, while the “Palais de l’OTAN” (now Université Paris Dauphine) was being built.


Pair of G.A. Dumarais Lithos of Paris Bridge Scenes

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Framed under glass. Near Mint.

Dimensions: Each is 13.5″ x 11″


Pair of G.A. Dumarais Lithos of Paris Bridge Scenes

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