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A View of Paris from the Pont Neuf

Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet1763

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Horse-drawn carriages and strolling couples make their way across the Pont Neuf, one of the oldest bridges in Paris. Boats are tied up on both sides of the Seine River, a heavily traveled thoroughfare. In the center, behind an iron fence, stands an equestrian statue of Henri IV. On the right bank of the river is the Louvre, the national museum and art gallery of France. The dome of the Hôtel des Invalides can be seen on the left bank in the distance.

Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Raguenet specialized in views of Paris and owned a small shop for their sale in the rue de la Colombeon the Ile de la Cité. This view of Paris in the 1700s and its companion piece, View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité, were probably painted for an English patron, Lord Holland.

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  • Title: A View of Paris from the Pont Neuf
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste Raguenet
  • Date: 1763
  • Physical Dimensions: 46 x 84.1 cm (18 1/8 x 33 1/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Signature: Signed and dated, lower right: "Raguenet . 1763 ."
  • Object Type: Painting
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 71.PA.26
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S112
  • Department: Paintings
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Paintings

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