Trade Card of Des-vignes, Dye Merchant, Magazin de Teinture, A La Ville de Lyon

Artist or maker:
1700-1750 {nd}
Dated stylistically.
Place of Production:
Paris, France
engraving on paper
Type of Object:
trade cards
Accession number:
One of a set, see others


Brief Description

Trade card for Des-vignes, owner of a dye shop (magazin de teinture), At the City of Lyon. The engraved design is in a landscape format. A large rectangular panoramic view of the city of Lyon is framed by a simple thick ruled line. A scroll is superimposed on this view at upper centre bearing the shop sign name.

The view is from the north of the town and shows: in the centre, the Saône river; to the left, the Rhone river; to the right, the hill of Fourvière with the Cathedral of St. Jean at its base. In the background, the meeting of the two rivers can be seen; whilst in the foreground can be seen the old ramparts with the gate of St. George. The text runs around the four sides of the rectangle. The text along the lower edge is engraved in a letterpress style.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
193 x 260
Physical Details:
single sheet, plate mark size: 233 in width, image and text size: 161 x 232 (sheet trimmed to or within plate mark at lower edge)
[series of numbers written in columns for addition purposes]
upper left on verso, pen and ink
Des-vignes Lionnois tient / Magazin de Teinture Ruë des Assis a la Ville / de Lion Devant le petit Broc / Lyon / Source des bonnes Teintures & des beaux Lustres
Des-vignes native of Lyon has a dye shop in the Ruë des Assis in the town of Lyon in front of the Little Pitcher. Source of good dyes and finishes for cloth


Acquired by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (b.1839, d.1898) before 1897; inherited by his sister Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922); inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.
Part of:
Recueil d'adresses: A collection of sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century French, German, Belgian, Swiss, Dutch, Italian and Spanish trade cards, labels, wrappers, advertisements and related commercial ephemera bound in four volumes. 3686.1-4
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957


Related literature

Jacques Hillairet; Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris; Paris; Éditions de Minuit; 1963. see Location of premises

Indexed terms

Other details

Location of Premises:
rue des Arcis, Paris
Hillairet, 1963, vol. 2, pp. 464-70: rue des Assis is the same as rue des Arcis, between the rue Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie and rue de la Verrerie. From 1851, part of the rue Saint-Martin, IIIe and IVe arrondissements.
Shop Sign:
Ville de Lyon, A La
Trades (Original Language):
teinturier/Textile activities