La Place des Victoires à Paris
Thomas Rowlandson British
Aquatint by Samuel Alken British
Publisher Samuel Alken British
Not on view
A view of a square in Paris built by Mansard in 1686. A burlesqued statue of Louis XIV stands at left. Figures include an abbé and lady walking together, a two-wheeled chair containing a Frenchman who looks up adoringly at the statue, a stout English tourist in jack boots and lady in a riding habit who watch the scene with bemusement. Beside them stands a bare-footed monk. In the middle distance are a procession of monks and a coach with four footmen.