Architectural Lantern Slides of France

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in France during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include churches and cathedrals, castles, palaces, public buildings, bridges, sculpture, artifacts taken from other countries, and street scenes. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Bridges

Theaters

Mosques

Windmills

Architecture

Abbeys

Churches

Cathedrals

Fountains

Statues

Hotels

Castles

City Halls

Historical gardens

Palaces

Spatial Coverage

Amiens

Paris

Laon

Bourg-en-Bresse

Fontainebleau

Bayeux

Blois

Limoges

France

Mont-Saint-Michel

Strasbourg

Chartres

Versailles

Vézelay

Chantilly

Rouen

Arles

Saint-Denis

Caen

Dijon

Bourges

Reims

Chambord

Avignon

Chenonceaux

Périgueux

Parc de Saint-Cloud

Tours

Compiègne

Vincennes

Angoulême

Poitiers

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In April 1528 Francis I commissioned Gilles Le Breton for a programme of building (completed 1540) at Fontainebleau. The Cour de l'Ovale was to be rebuilt using the old foundations and retaining the old keep, while a gallery, now the Galerie François I, was to be constructed linking this with the Trinitarian abbey to the west, which was soon demolished and replaced by the Cour du Cheval Blanc. The north range of the Cour du Cheval Blanc survives almost unaltered and is of plastered rubble…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This major convent was destroyed in 1806 and all that remains are a few vestiges of the church and the partial bell tower, which were incorporated into the structure of the Lycée Saint-Joseph built on the site in the middle of the nineteenth century. The church was originally constructed in the 14th century. This typical Avignonnais church consisted of a single nave with lateral chapels built under the buttresses. The bell tower, however, belongs to the same style as that of the Carmelites or…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    It was built from 1863, during Haussmann’s redesign of the city, by Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, the architect charged with designing the 13th and 14th arrondissements. It occupies a triangular site bounded by the avenue du Maine and the avenue du général-Leclerc, and its bell-tower faces the quarter’s central square. St Pierre (completed 1870) combines French Romanesque with Early Christian and Italian Romanesque styles derived from the cathedrals of Ravenna, Palermo and Monreale,…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The early 12th-century church of St. Front, Périgueux is a close copy either of San Marco in Venice or its model the Holy Apostles (destroyed) in Constantinople. Such a connection can only mean that the patrons were embarking on a bid to have Saint Front, a shadowy figure who converted the region in antiquity, raised to a status equivalent to that of the Apostles themselves. This bid was probably inspired because the church was one of the pilgrimage sites on the route to the Cathedral of Sant…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The tower is 205 ft high, the three lower storeys being Romanesque and the four upper ones Gothic.

    The construction of the Gothic cathedral began in 1273 and finished only in 1888 when the nave was connected to the belltower. It is noted for its Renaissance rood loft built in 1534 and for the fine, partly octagonal, bell tower. The tower is 205 ft high, the three lower storeys being Romanesque and the four upper ones Gothic. The main artistic works in the cathedral are the Renaissance rood s…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Benedictine abbey of St Etienne was founded c. 1060 by William the Conqueror in expiation for his marriage to his cousin Matilda of Flanders. Three consecrations mark the stages of construction, carried out from east to west: 1073, 1077 (the choir, transepts and two bays of the nave) and 1081 (the remaining six nave bays); the façade towers and the western nave bay were built in the last decade of the 11th century. The Romanesque east end was replaced in the later 12th century.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Louis XIII’s major work at Fontainebleau was the addition of the magnificent horseshoe-shaped (Escalier de Fer-a-Cheval) staircase (1632-1634) in the Cour du Cheval Blanc, designed by Jean Androuet Du Cerceau.

    In April 1528 Francis I commissioned Gilles Le Breton for a programme of building (completed 1540) at Fontainebleau. The Cour de l'Ovale was to be rebuilt using the old foundations and retaining the old keep, while a gallery, now the Galerie François I, was to be constructed li…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Listed as a historic monument in 1862. The parish church of St. Martin dates from the late twelfth century. It was damaged during the Wars of Religion and restored several times including 1724 and 1847. The polygonal spire steeple, struck by lightning Feb. 27, 1882, was restored. The nave has a ribbed vault with domes on pendentives. The facade is Romanesque, with two courses of blind arcades.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    According to tradition there has been a Saint-Pierre Church on this site since the seventh century, housing the tombs of the first bishops of Avignon (most notably Saint-Agricol, 600-700). Rebuilding was initiated in 1358 by Cardinal Pierre des Pres. The steeple was added in 1495, the facade dates from 1512-1525. The tall, solid walnut doors sculpted by Antoine Volard in 1551 are striking for the richness of their typical late Renaissance decoration: baskets, putti bearing cornucopias, sheath…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This ornate Neo-Byzantine church is situated at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 162 m (532 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port. Adjoining the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, who is supposed to protect sailors, Espérandieu built a watchtower surmounted by a monumental statue in an almost military style, which harmonizes with the remains of a 16th century fort that serves it as a base. The square bell-tower of 41m (135 feet) is surmounted by a belfry of 12.5m (42…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The square central bell tower dates from the 12th century.

    The outer walls of the present cathedral of St Trophîme are normally assigned to the Carolingian period. The church was reconstructed with a nave and aisles in the Romanesque style during the first quarter of the 12th century, and a new Gothic choir was built in the mid-15th. The Romanesque sculpture can be divided into four distinct groups: the nave capitals, the façade and the north and east cloister galleries. The nave capitals, w…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This is the section restored in appearance to the 16th century building; the reconstruction added side wings to the building.

    The Hôtel de Ville (French for “City Hall”) in Paris, France, is the building housing the City of Paris’s administration; it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357. In 1871, the Paris Commune chose the Hôtel de Ville as its headquarters, and as anti-Commune troops approached the building, Commune extremists set fire to the Hôtel de…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01