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[An Attractive Unsigned Watercolour of the Statue of Étienne Marcel by Antonin Idrac next to the Hôtel de Ville].
Ca. 1885. Painting ca. 26x37 cm (10 x 14 ½ in) mounted on larger card. Overall a very good painting. Recently matted. This attractive impressionistic watercolour show a lively people filled Quai de Hôtel de Ville with the Statue of Étienne Marcel and Hôtel de Ville to the right and the Seine embankment on the Left. "Étienne Marcel (between 1302 and 1310 - 1358) was provost of the merchants of Paris under King John II, called John the Good (Jean le Bon). He distinguished himself in the defense of the small craftsmen and guildsmen who made up most of the city population" (Wikipedia).