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Châteaux de la Vallée de la Loire
by Victor Petit

Ch. Boivin, Éditeur d'Estampes, Paris
(1861)


Original two-tone stone lithographs
over 155 years old.

Sheet size: 15 x 21 inches • Image sizes vary (see information below thumbnail images).


Most plates have a slight buckle to the paper—which would not be noticeable once matted/framed.
Descriptive text (in French) is available. Please enquire when purchasing if you would like a photocopy.

(note: ALL of these lithos have small "pin pricks" where the original lithographic plates were pinned to the press
to assure proper printing registration. This was a short-lived method used by some French lithographers in the 19th century.
These tiny holes are really only noticeable when held up to the light, or very closely regarded.)

A highlight of any holiday in France is a visit to the elegant Châteaux nestled along the banks of the Loire. Also known as the "garden of France," the Châteaux region conjures up the grandeur and excitement of life at the French Court and the Châteaux are an unforgettable experience for those who have visited them. Most of the Châteaux still exist, many are in excellent condition and may be visited. Some smaller Châteaux now serve as hotels and inns. This collection of lithographs, among the best graphics ever made of these charming buildings, are scarce and offer a unique opportunity for those who would like a beautiful reminder of the splendor of the Loire Valley.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS BELOW FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW OF THE ENTIRE PLATE.

Château de la Bastie-d'Urfé
PLATE 1
Château de la Bastie-d'Urfé
(façade sur la cour)
Département: Loire (Canton de Boen)
Image size: approx. 15 x 8.25 inches
$125
Chateaux de la Motte-Farchat
PLATE 11
Château de la Motte-Farchat
Département: Nièvre
Chateau d'Avrilly
PLATE 12
Château d'Avrilly
Département: Allier
Tour du Lion au Château de Meillant
PLATE 15
Tour du Lion au Château de Meillant
Département: Cher (Canton de Saint-Amand)
Image size: approx. 9 x 13.75 inches
Note the foxing in the sky area
$125
Chateau dde Chastellux
PLATE 19
Chateau de Chastellux
Département: Yonne (Canton de Quarré les Tombes)
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 9.5 inches
Note the marks in right margin, well outside image area.
Grand Pavillon d'Entrée de l'Hôtel de Jacques-Coeur à Bourges
PLATE 20
Grand Pavillon d'Entrée de l'Hôtel de Jacques-Coeur à Bourges
(façade sur la rue)
Département: Cher
Image size: approx. 8.875 x 15.5 inches
Hôtel de Jacques-Coeur, à Bourges
PLATE 21
Hôtel de Jacques-Coeur, à Bourges
Département: Cher
Image size: approx. 7.5 x 13.875 inches
$125
Hôtel de Salvi ou de Cujas, à Bourges
PLATE 22
Hôtel de Salvi ou de Cujas, à Bourges
(façade sur la cour)
Département: Cher
Image size: approx. 9 x 13.75 inches
$150
Chateau de Montalivet-Lagrange
PLATE 23
Château de
Montalivet-Lagrange
Département: Cher
Chateaux de Courcelles-Le-Roi
PLATE 24
Château de
Courcelles-Le-Roi
Département: Loiret
Chateau de Gien
PLATE 26
Château de Gien
(façade sur la cour de l'aile du Levant)
[Palais de Justice de]
Département: Loiret
Image size: approx. 9 x 13.25 inches
$175
Maison de Diane de Poitiers, a Orleans
PLATE 29
Maison de Diane de Poitiers, à Orléans
Département: Loiret
Image size: approx. 8.25 x 14.25 inches
sold
Maison dite d'Agnes Sorel a Orleans
PLATE 30
Maison dite d'Agnès Sorel, à Orléans
Département: Cher
Image size: approx. 9.875 x 13 inches
$125
Chateau de Maintenon
PLATE 31
Château de Maintenon
(façade sur l'entrée)
Département: Eure-et-Loire (Canton de Maintenon)
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 9.5 inches
sold
Chateau de Maintenon
PLATE 32
Château de Maintenon
(façade sur le parc)
Département: Eure-et-Loire (Canton de Maintenon)
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 9.25 inches
$175
Chateau de Chateaudun
PLATE 33
Château de Châteaudun
(côté de la cour)
Département: Eure-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 16.25 x 9.25 inches
$250
Chateaux de Courcelles-Le-Roi
PLATE 34
Château de Montigny-Le-Ganelon
Département: Eure-et-Loire
Chateau de Villebon
PLATE 35
Château de Villebon
Département: Eure-et-Loire
Hotel de Ville de Beaugency
PLATE 36
Hôtel de Ville de Beaugency
(façade sur la rue)
Département: Loiret
Image size: approx. 10 x 13.25 inches
$175
Chateaux de Chambord
PLATE 37
Château de Chambord
Département: Eure-et-Cher
Chateau de Chateaudun
PLATE 39
Château de Blois
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Loire-et-Cher
Image size: approx. 13.75 x 9 inches
$285
Chateau de Blois
PLATE 41
Château de Blois
(façade sur la ville)
Département: Loire-et-Cher
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 9 inches
$225



Chateau du Moulin
PLATE 42
Château du Moulin
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Loire-et-Cher
Image size: approx. 14 x 9.75 inches
Note the fairly unobtrusive vertical streak on left edge of image —probably from the printer having overinked the beige lithographic stone.
$250
Chateau de Chaumont
PLATE 45
Château de Chaumont
(façade sur la Loire)
Département: Loire-et-Cher
Image size: approx. 13 x 9.75 inches
$250
Chateau de Chaumont
PLATE 46
Château de Chaumont
(façade sur l'entrée)
Département: Loire-et-Cher
Chateau de Courtenvaux
PLATE 47
Château de Courtenvaux
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Sarthe (Canton de Saint-Calais)
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 9.5 inches
$175
Chateau de Benhart
PLATE 48
Château de Bénehart
Département: Sarthe (Canton de la Chartre)
Image size: approx. 14 x 9.25 inches
Petit Chateau d'Amboise
PLATE 49
Petit Château d'Amboise
Département: Indre-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 7.675 x 13 inches
$150
Chenonceaux, entree
PLATE 51
Château de Chenonceaux
Département: Indre-et-Loire

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