International Society of Nephrology



Original Lithograph for 1960 ICN Program - Picture of Evian in 18th Century


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The picture on the cover of the 1st Congress of the ISN is a copy of a magnificent lithography (look at water texture and buildings volumes) by Armand Curvillier, a very active Geneva lithographer around mid XIX century.  Lemercier at Paris printed it for Briquet and Son, editor at Geneva. Its size is approximately 16 x 13.5 cm and the lithography itself is 11.7 x 8.8 cm. Printed below the picture is: 'Ad Cuvillier Lith - Briquet & fils à Genève - Imp. Lemercier Paris'. The handwritten title is 'Evian (Lac de Genève)'. French speaking Swiss who at present say also 'Lac Léman' and have used 'Lac de Genève' in the past.


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The lithography is framed together with three others. Though it is not recorded, I deduce a painting by J. Du Bois (XVIII century) inspired it because in the same frame there is a second, very similar black and white lithography, also by Curvillier, where it is printed 'd'après J. Du Bois'.


Courtesy of S.A. des Eaux Minérales d'Evian - Photographer Alfredo Zannier, MD, MSC.


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