The View from the Batavian Embassy in Paris1801
Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, the Dutch ambassador in Paris, commissioned Knip to make a series of paint-ings of the Batavian embassy, the Hôtel de Beauharnais. This is the view from the embassy, looking at the Palais des Tuileries. An optical telegraph is visible at right atop a gabled roof, while another one can be seen in the far right distance, on Montmartre. Such enabled contact between Paris and the Netherlands.
- Courtesy of Rijksmuseum
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