Le Gros-Horloge, Rouen, Normandy by Louis Aston Knight - 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches Signed and inscribed <I>Rouen</I> 20th century street scene france
Louis Aston Knight
(1873 - 1948)

Le Gros-Horloge, Rouen, Normandy

Signed and inscribed Rouen
Oil on canvas
21 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches

According to Wikipedia: The Gros-Horloge (Great-Clock) is a fourteenth-century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy. The mechanism is one of the oldest in France, the movement was made in 1389. Construction of the clock was started by Jourdain del Leche who lacked the necessary expertise to finish the task, so the work was completed by Jean de Felain, who became the first to hold the position of governor of the clock.

Provenance
Wally Findlay, Chicago
Private collection, Illinois
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Private collection