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Frise De La Nef De L'Eglise St. Vincent De Paul Peinte Par Hippolyte Flandrin Membre De L'Institut De France Reproduite Par Lui En Lithographie. Album Composé De 14 Planches Prix 50 Fcs.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/3531

Imprint

Haro Editeur, A Paris: Rue Bonaparte, 20. Se Vend Aussi Chez Les Principaux Mds D'Estampes., Imp Lemercier,, Paris., [after 1853]

Physical Description

[1] leaf, [14] pl. (one dble.); 375×540 mm.

Contents

[T.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as painted and lithographed by H. Flandrin, apart from pl. [4], [12], which do not name the painter and are signed as lithographed by Paul and Hippolyte Flandrin. Each carries the printer's imprint, 'Imp. Lemercier, Paris'.

References

Hippolyte, Auguste et Paul Flandrin, by J. Foucart et al. [exhibition catalogue] (1984).

Summary Note

The work shows the mural paintings executed by Hippolyte Flandrin in the nave of the church of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris between 1849 and 1853. The scheme consists largely of two friezes, thirty-nine meters long and 2.7 meters high, representing processions of saints against a gold background. All plates except the first are captioned. Plates [1] and [14] ('Mission De L'Eglise ...') show the paintings of the two end walls. Plates [2]-[7] show a procession of male saints (Apostles, Martyrs, Doctors, Bishops, Confessors and more Confessors); [8]-[12] show a procession of female saints (Virgin Martyrs, Virgins, Women, more Women, Penitents); [13] shows families of saints.

Binding Note

19th-century half black cloth, brown papered boards.

Name as Subject

Subject

Christian art and symbolism - Saints
Paintings - Mural painting and decoration - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - France - Paris - Eglise de St Vincent de Paul - History - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - France - 19th century

Contributors

Hippolyte Flandrin, source artist, lithographer
Paul Flandrin, lithographer
Imprimerie Lemercier et Compagnie (Paris), lithographic printer