Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

The Forge of La Reuchenette

Date

1861

Collection

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From the Collection

Additional makers

After Jacques-Henri Juillerat (1777-1860)

Description

La Reuchenette lies in a geologically interesting limestone gorge in the Jura-Mountains of Switzerland, near Biel/Bienne. Formerly the gorge was a place, where iron-ore was extracted and melted, but it never was an economically sustainable industry. The gorge was also used by tanners. Nowadays it is the site of a big limestone quarry and the production of cement.

This picture is drawn by Jacques-Henri Juillerat (1777-1860) and finished by Marie-Christine Mouillet (1802-1885) in 1861, one year after the death of Juillerat. She was his sister-in-law and his assistant.

Size: 35cm x 25cm

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Image Credit

Courtesy of a private collector

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Location

La Reuchenette, Péry-La Heutte, Canton of Berne, Switzerland

Country