This landscape view by Hamilton Revelle shows the commune of Sospel in southeastern France. The River Bévéra can be seen at left of frame along with the old toll bridge over the Bévéra , which was originally built in the 13th century.

The following description of Sospel is from Wikipedia, accessed in 2016:


The town dates back to the 5th century, when it served as an important staging post on the royal road from Nice to Turin. The old toll bridge used by travellers to cross the Bévéra, built in the 13th century, still stands. It was bombed by the Germans during World War II to prevent contact between the French Resistance (“The Maquis”) and the Italians. Much of the town was destroyed. Renovated after World War II it now houses the tourist office. Ruins of a tower, part of a château belonging to the counts of Provence, are all that remain of the 14th century city walls.


print notes recto: signed and titled in graphite along lower border of mount impression: left: Sospel.; right: Hamilton Revelle; condition: chipping and losses to edges and corners of primary mount.

provenance: Washington, D.C. area estate: acquired for this archive in 2012.


Image Dimensions11.8 x 16.7 cm

Support DimensionsDetail: 17.5 x 25.4 cm center-impressed on card mount