Illuminated menu model on vellum skin.


Sheet of vellum skin (305 x 205 mm); slight trace of folds and tarnishing.

Beautiful illumination in ink, gouache and gold highlights, depicting two architectural views of the Gare Saint-Lazare, including its brand-new facade created for the 1889 Universal Exhibition.
Signed G. de Metz, it features the arms of the city of Paris, Normandy and Brittany.

It is a model for a lunch menu offered by the Western Railway Company to Sir Edward-Charles Blount (1809-1905), a British financier and diplomat involved in railroad construction, who was president of the company from 1880 to 1894.



Contact us