Vue perspective de la Carriere de Nancy du cote du Midi.
Vue Optic of the Place de la Carriere in Nancy looking towards Héré’s Arc de Triomphe and Stanislas Place from the Palais du Gouverneur. The squares and surrounding buildings were commissioned by Stanis³aw I Leszczyñski and designed by the royal architect Emmanuel Héré de Corny as a way of connecting the old medieval town of Nancy with the new town built under Charles III in the seventeenth century. It also linked the two existing handsome buildings, the Hotel de Ville and the Hotel de Gouvernement.
285mm × 405mm
In good condition.
Vue Optic, original hand coloured copper engraving.
Architectural and topographical illustrator. He was born in London in 1781 and was articled to the younger Thomas Malton. Wild was a careful delineator of Gothic cathedrals and colleges and was very influential. He was elected AOWS in 1809 and OWS in 1812 and was Treasurer and Secretary in 1833. Increasing blindness caused his resignation in that year.