Original watercolor of Hotel du Quai Voltaire by artist Mati. Features the façade of the building with rooftops, an outdoor terrasse and more. Hotel is currently being renovated, but it is where Mati usually sells his paintings.
Hotel du Quai Voltaire Watercolor by Mati measures 57 x 32 cm (22.4 x 12.6 inches) and is painted on thick watercolor paper. The watercolor was displayed outside so there are some slight marks on the white border.
Hotel du Quai Voltaire Watercolor by Mati comes from Bouquiniste Pierre Cauffet.
The Bouquinistes (book sellers) have been setting up along the Seine since the 16th century. They sell everything from books to photographs, watercolors, old magazines and advertisements, souvenir trinkets and more. Today, there are 227 book sellers selling from the green boxes. They’re located from the Quai du Louvre to Pont Marie on the Right Bank and from Quai Voltaire to Quai de la Tournelle on the Left Bank.
The lockdowns and lack of tourism in Paris due to the pandemic has been devastating for the Bouqinistes.
In the spirit of the season, the Bouquinistes Auctions are meant to do a little bit extra to give back to the Bouquinistes. We've been able to arrange meetings during the lockdown to bring a selection of products online. Each product is priced at cost. 100% of the additional revenues generated at auction will go directly back to the Bouquiniste.
Each item is one of a kind and was hand-picked in Paris.
If you're interested in shopping products not at auction, Molly from French Face Co. has an additional selection of products that we've curated.