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A View of the Port of Bordeaux, France

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

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In the eighteenth century the natural beauty of the waterfront at Bordeaux, in the Château Trompette area was much admired, and it was decided to embellish it with new buildings. In 1855 part of a redevelopment scheme was completed, the jewel of which was the Place Royale (designed by Jacques Gabriel) with a bronze equestrian statue of Louis XV by Jean-Baptists Lemoyne at its centre. This painting probably represents a proposed plan for further redevelopment, possibly based on the architect Nicolas Lothe's 1775 designs for the waterfront at Bordeaux.

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    79.2 x 138.4 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by the Founders, 1885


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