0 Lisbon: Lempriere

Sections from an unsigned drawing superimposed on Monamy's panorama of Lisbon

a further look

This page is greatly indebted to Delminda Maria Miguéns Rijo, of the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, who has been discussing these depictions of Lisbon with me, and who has directed my attention to an unsigned drawing, attributed in the late nineteenth century to van de Velde. It is now owned by Mr. José Manuel Conceição, with whose permission it is displayed on this website. It is in three sections, as shown below:

Right hand section

Centre section

Left hand section

See bottom of page for the three sections linked together.

This print is dated 1756 and based on a drawing by Clement Lemprière, who died in 1746.
The view of Lisbon is from the same angle and extremely similar to Monamy's painting:
the difference is that the city is depicted not at birds-eye, but at sea level.

Section from Monamy's painting superimposed on Lempriere engraving.

Below are three more prints, engraved from pictures painted by Paton, after Lempriere's drawings.

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The three sections from the drawing, now believed to be by Clement Lempriere, joined together.

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