MERYON, Charles
(b. 1821, Paris, d. 1868, Charenton-le-Pont)

The Petit Pont

Etching, 245 x 185 mm
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

Meryon's excellent draughtsmanship, and his keen appreciation of light, shade and tone, were helps to his becoming a great etcher. His etchings of Paris use dramatic contrasts of light to suggest past grandeur and modern squalor.