Antique Print-LIT DE JUSTICE-VERSAILLES-GIRARDET-PARLEMENT-FRANCE-Lacroix-1875

Price: € 24,50

Subject: Plate : 'Lit de justice tenu a Versailles en 1776, d'apres Girardet.' (Bed of Justice held at Versailles in 1776, after Girardet). In France under the Ancien Régime, the lit de justice (bed of justice) was a particular formal session of the Parlement of Paris, under the presidency of the king, for the compulsory registration of the royal edicts.
Condition: Good. General age related toning and minimal staining and/or soiling. Somewhat spotted but mainly outside the image.
Medium: Original wood engraving and lithograph on a vellin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 28 x 18 cm. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 14 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 11 x 7.1 inch. The image size is ca. 7.7 x 5.5 inch.
Part Number: 26083
Location: C158-40
Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'XVIIIme Siecle, institutions usages et costumes. France 1700 - 1789.' (The 18th century, institutions, customs and costumes. France, 1700 - 1789).), by Paul Lacroix, published in Paris by Firmin-Didot et Cie.,1875.

Artists and Engravers: Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), French author and journalist. He is best known under his pseudonym of P.L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob.