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MARC Record view

001 $ 05/1856
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a fre
044 # # $a fr
100 1 # $a Merimee
245 1 0 $a Notice Sur Les Peintures De L'Église De Saint-Savin Par M. P. Mérimée
246 3 # $a Peintures de l'Eglise De St Savin
260 # # $a Paris $b Imprimerie Royale - $c M DCCC XLV $c (1845)
300 # # $a [4], 119, [3] p., add. engr. t.pl.., 42 pl.: $b 21 illus.; $c 596 mm.
490 0 # $a Collection De Documents Inédits Sur L'Histoire De France Publiés Par Ordre Du Roi Et Par Les Soins Du Ministre De L'Instruction Publique - Troisième Série Archéologie.
500 # # $a Plate 21 is misnumbered '22'.
505 0 # $a [Series t.p., add. engr. t.-pl. ('Frontispice'), t.p.] - Notice Sur Les Peintures De L'Église De Saint-Savin - Appendice A(-F) - Explication Des Planches [on 'Frontispice' and pl. I-XLII] - Table Des Matières - [Plates].
508 # # $a The added engraved title-plate (or 'Frontispice') and all numbered plates are signed as lithographed by H. Roux and carry the printer's imprint, 'Chromolith. de Engelmann et Graf, Paris'. The title-plate and pl. 40 are signed as drawn by E. Viollet Leduc; pl. 42 is signed as drawn by Denuelle; pl. 28-30 are unsigned by a draughtsman; all others are signed as drawn by Gérard Seguin.

The in-text illustrations numbered I-XXI and the title-page vignette are all unsigned.
510 0 # $a P. Trahard and P. Josserand, Bibliographie des œuvres de Prosper Mérimée (1929).

M.A. Smith, Prosper Merimée (1974).

On the development of lithography see M. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850 (1970).
520 2 # $a A title variant appears on the added engraved title-plate ('Frontispice'): 'Peintures de l'Eglise De St Savin'.

Merimée begins with a Notice, in five sections: I. Description de l'église; II. Légende de Saint-Savin; III. Histoire de l'abbaye de Saint-Savin; IV. Disposition des peintures dans l'église; V. Observations sur les peintures de Saint-Savin.

The plates with their 'Explication' describe the 11th-century Romanesque wall-paintings in the monastery church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, in Poitou, Vienne, France. The paintings in the porch-tower depict the Revelation of John, the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, and local saints; those in the barrel-vaulted nave depict scenes from the books of Genesis and Exodus; those in the crypt below the apse, the lives of Saints Savinus and Cyprian; that on the east wall, Christ in majesty.

All plates but one are printed in color by chromolithography.
563 # # $a 19th-century half red morocco, green cloth-covered boards; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Peintures De L'Église De Saint Savin'.
600 0 4 $a Jesus Christ
600 0 4 $a Savinus
630 0 0 $a Bible
653 # # $a Christian art and symbolism - Saints - Martyrs - Iconography
653 # # $a Mural painting and decoration - Frescoes - Paintings - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - France - Vienne - Poitou - Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe - History - 11th century - Romanesque
655 # 0 $a Art history - France - 19th century
655 # 0 $a Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century
700 1 # $a Viollet-le-Duc $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Seguin $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Denuelle $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Roux $e lithographer
710 2 # $a France. Imprimerie Nationale $e printer
710 2 # $a France. Ministre de l'Instruction Publique
710 2 # $a Engelmann et Graf (Paris) $e lithographic printer