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Monuments Scandinaves Du Moyen Age Aved Les Peintures Et Autres Ornements Qui Les Décorent Dessinés Et Publiés par N. M. Mandelgren Membre de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Rome, de Florence, etc., de la Société des Antiquaires du Nord, de la Société de l'Histoire ecclésiastique du Danemark, de celle des Conservateurs des monuments norvégiens, etc., etc., etc. Dédié A Sa Majesté L'Empereur Napoléon III

Nils Månsson Mandelgren

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Paris: , 1862

Physical Description

[6], 4, [6] p., 40 pl.; 624 mm.


[T.p., dedic.] - Avant-Propos - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Of the monochrome plates all are signed as drawn by N.M. Mandelgren; most, as lithographed by him (but one as lithographed by Avril Frères); most, as printed by Hangard-Mauge, but a few by Em. Bærentzen. Of the coloured plates all are signed as drawn by N.M. Mandelgren; most, as lithographed or chromolithographed by him (but some as lithographed by F. Kellerhoven); all, as printed by Hangard-Mauge.

Text-printers are named in the four colophons as L. Martinet, W. Remquet et cie. or Simon Baçon et Comp.

The dedication is from N.M. Mandelgren to Napoleon III.

Summary Note

In his Avant-Propos Mandelgren states that this work was issued in five livraisons - the first in 1855, the second in 1859, the third in 1861 and the fourth and fifth in 1862.

The Avant-Propos also states that this is an account of churches in Sweden. The text is in five parts (the last four having their own colophons), describing [1] Église De Bjeresjoe; [2] Églises de Rôda, D'Edshult Et De Grenna; [3] Églises D'Amenehaerads-Róda En Wermeland Et De Risinge Dans La Gothie Orientale; [3] Églises De Kumbla Dans Le Wermeland, De Floda En Sudermanie, Et De Tegelsmora Dans L'Upland; [5] Églises De Tegelsmora, De Solna Dans L'Uplande, Et De Torpa En Sudermanie.

Some plates show plans, elevations and sections of churches or architectural details, but most show paintings of walls and vaults, many of them printed in colour.


2 August 1858: Ordered to purchase for the Library, 'Mandelgren's Monumens Scandinaves' (RA Council Minutes, XI, 266); first listed in 'The Librarian's Report', RA Annual Report for 1862, p. 24.

A second copy was purchased, perhaps inadvertently, in 1874-5 ('Librarian's Report', RA Annual Report for 1874-5, p. 41).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, green watered-paper-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century, spine lettered 'Monuments Scandinaves Du Moyen Age'.


Christian art and symbolism
Paintings - Mural painting and decoration - Church decoration and ornament - Architecture details - Architecture - Churches - Scandinavia - Sweden - Gotland - Östergötland - Risinge - Södermanland - Torpa - Uppland - Värmland - Skåne - Bjäresjö - History - Romanesque - Gothic
Art history - Plans - Elevations - Sections - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century


Nils Månsson Mandelgren, draughtsman, lithographer, publisher
Em. Baerentzen, lithographic printer
Franz Kellerhoven, lithographer
Napoleon III Emperor of the French, dedicatee
E. I. Hangard-Maugé, lithographic printer
Avril Frères, lithographer