Quai Bourbon, Paris

by Luigi Loir


DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 22 x 18.5 inches (55.9 x 47 cm)
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘LOIR LUIGI’ (lower right)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

This beautiful painting is one of such works, depicting the ‘Quai de Bourbon’ in the fourth arrondissment of Paris.


    Your Message

    Catalogue No: 3195 Categories: , , ,

    This beautiful painting is one of such works, depicting the ‘Quai de Bourbon’ in the fourth arrondissment of Paris. The quay itself was built in 1614 by the Bourbon family and today remains a beautiful Parisian landmark, on the right bank of the River Seine. The use of yellow hues throughout this scene create a sense of the warm evening light found just after sunset in the Parisian capital, whilst at the same time it contrasts against the dark trees and figures, creating a romantic atmosphere that Loir was much admired for. Works such as this boosted Loir’s career and his reputation even further, so much so that in 1879 he was awarded the Bronze medal from as Exposant Fidèle des Artistes Français in Paris. A little methodical perhaps, Loir concentrated exclusively on painting views of Paris, at the time the centre of the world. In these works, Loir caught and expressed the many faces of the city of lights, at different times of the day. His craftsmanship and attention to detail led to his election as the official painter of the Boulevards of Paris.


    Private Collection, United Kingdom

    Buy with confidence: our assurance to you

    Professional Associations

    We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously with enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts, gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.


    Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.

    Artwork images

    We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.

    Your purchase process

    Payment processing – You can be assured that payments are securely processed through Worldpay’s trusted payment gateway.

    The Trinity House promise to you

    Shipping and packaging

    Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.

    Our After Sales services

    We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively you can enquire for more information.


    We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.


    We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.


    The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.


    Born in Austria, Luigi Loir first started training formally in art in 1853 at the Beaux-Arts Academy of Parma and finished his studies in 1865. He made his debut in the Salon of Paris with a view of Villiers-sur-Seine that received very high praise. Subsequently, Loir studied under Jean Amable Amédée Pastelot (1810-1870) to become a mural painter, and one of Loir’s first commissions was to paint the murals and ceilings at the Chateaux du Diable (The Devil’s House) in 1866.

    Beyond the murals, Loir’s works vary from oils paintings to watercolours to lithographs. At Hôtel de Ville, Loir had exhibited preparatory sketches of La fête foraine. Luigi enjoyed success and the recognition of his talent throughout his own lifetime. Hence in 1870, he was commissioned into the military to record the battles of Bouret. He died in his beloved city on 9 February, 1916.

    If the artwork is up to £25,00 in value, and the artist is still alive, Trinity House can arrange a 0% interest loan through the Own Art scheme. Own Art is a Creative United initiative supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Some other restrictions apply see…


      Your Message

      Go to Top