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Alexis Lorent Chateau de Labrede Watercolour
Alexis Lorent Chateau de Labrede Watercolour


 
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Alexis Lorent Chateau de Labrede Watercolour

Alexis Lorent watercolour of the Chateau de la Brede.

Located 20 Km (16 miles) south of Bordeaux, construction of the castle of La Brède started in 1306 and it was listed as a Historical Monument in 1951. Until the 17th century the domain was held successively by the La Lande, l'Isle and Pesnel families. In 1686, it became property of the Secondat family following the marriage of Marie-Françoise de Pesnel to Jacques de Secondat (Montesquieu's father). On 18th January 1689, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède and of Montesquieu, more commonly known as the philosopher Montesquieu, was born here.

Date: 18th/early 19th Century
Dimensions: 658mm x 528mm
Condition: There is some heavy foxing to the edge of the right margin, some minor foxing is present on the image and there is also some old insect damage around the signature.

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