c 1868 Original Etching - Nouvelle Cathedrale de Marseille


ARTIST:          Lucien Gautier        (b. 1850)      


DATE:             c. 1868  (L’Art) 

An original etching on “Arches” laid paper. Gautier was noted for his fine etchings of landscapes and city views throughout Europe – wining numerous medals. This etching shows the new Marseilles cathedral under construction. In the Place de la Major, the old cathedral of la Major, built on the ruins of a temple of Diana and dating from the 11th century, was partially dismantled to make way for the eight-domed structure that in 1852 replaced it as the city’s cathedral. The dome and supporting arches of the old cathedral are fine examples of Provencal Romanesque stonemasonry.

Reference:  Benezit 

Image size is approximately 8 x 14 1/4 inches.

Shipped unmatted.


  • Inventory# MA-276