|Etchings by John T Bentley after TC Dibdin
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of large colored etchings depicting the notable French cathedrals of
Abbeville and St. Ouen of Rouen. Both prints depict the lovely
Gothic churches in the context of city views, including townspeople in the
street going about their everyday activities. One print depicts the
Church of Saint-Vulfran in Abbeville, a town in the Normandy region of
France. The view of Rouen features the facade of St. Ouen, well
known to art enthusiasts from Claude Monet’s series of Impressionist
paintings of La
Cathédrale de Rouen.
Colman Dibdin was a British painter of landscapes and architectural
subjects. He spent his entire life in London, where he exhibited
between 1831 and 1883 at the British Institution, and between 1832 and
1874 at the Royal Academy.
T. Bentley was an American etcher who worked in both the U.S. and Europe
between 1834 and 1889. He executed numerous prints of landscapes and
architecturals, including interior and exteriors of cathedrals.