Franz Herbelot (French, active 1940s-1950s)
Paris: La Rue de Chevalier de la Barre la nuit
28 x 22 cm
A fantastic lithograph by Herbelot which brilliantly captures the spirit of mid-century Paris. Little is known of Herbelot’s life, but he is most notable for his views of Paris. The Rue de Chevalier de la Barre is a street in Montmartre named after the Knight de la Barre, François-Jean Lefebvre de la Barre, who died in 1766. Here, we see the street as it was in the 20th century, brimming with ladies and gentlemen dressed à la mode, bathed in the warm light of thriving bistros and hotels.