1895 Print over 100 years old Cannes View La Croisette (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.22.

Entitled – Cannes. The Panorama of La Croisette.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Cannes. – What glowing mental pictures are suggested by the very name of the Riviera, which will ever be associated with a dolce far niente find of existence, and which has become a geographical synonym for perpetual spring.

The weary worker in England’s mighty Metropolis probably often dwells with a sigh of half unconscious envy on the almost illimitable power of wealth, which enables its possessor to periodically migrate like a bird of passage and lounge amid the scented orange groves of the South of France, till the November fogs and dreary winter have entirely passed away.

Our illustration may perhaps convey some faint notion of sunny Cannes, that ideally lovely town, twenty-two miles from Nice.

There indeed might a David Remon, a poetic flaneur, dream away his life among the olive plantations which crown the heights that tower above the Mediterranean.

The town of Cannes consists chiefly of one main street, parallel with which runs the Boulevard de la Croisette, terminating in the Allees de la Liberte, a beautiful place with promenades and fountains.

Here is also a statue of Lord Brougham, who died at Cannes in 1868, and who made the reputation of the town by settling there in 1834.

Lord Brougham, we imagine, would be surprised if he went to visit Cannes now, in the height of the season.

Small as the beautiful town is, it contains no fewer that fifty hotels; and crowds of opulent health and pleasure seekers flock to Cannes from every part of the world.

The walls of the old Gothic castle are inscribed with countless autographs of famous people; and one mourns over the ultimate fate of the older quarter of the town which nestles shyly at the foot of Mont Chevalier.

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original and not a photocopy.

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