Louis Turgis, Le Jeune – View of New York - Circa 1890

Louis Turgis, Le Jeune – View of New York - Circa 1890

This lithograph is part of a collection of topographic prints of Europe and America published between 1840 and 1860. This edition dates to around 1885. One source suggests it was engraved by T.H. Muller but we have not been able to corroborate that fact. The full name of this print is: Amérique: Vue générale de New-York – Vista general de New-York. This same print is now part of the collection at New York’s Metropolitan Museum.

Louis Auguste Turgis (Gouville dans la Manche, 1818  – Paris, 1894), was a French printer and publisher. Very little information is available on this individual despite the obvious influence he had on the print trade around Europe and in New York at the time. His father was a print merchant in Paris from at least 1828. Louis Le Jeune joined the business around 1856. Between 1851 and 1874, the business was dedicated almost exclusively to religious imagery. They had workshops in Paris (rue des Écoles, 60), in Toulouse and a branch in New York (78 Duane St.). His wife took over the business (Maison Turgis) after his death and up to the Second World War.

 

Artist /Publisher: Louis Auguste Turgis, Le Jeune (1818-1894).

Medium: Hand-coloured lithograph with tint stone.

Condition: Excellent condition.

Dimensions: 47 x 63 cm. / 18 1/2 x 24 3/4 in.

Frame: Sold without frame.

Origin: Spain.