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 1642 Mansart was commissioned to design the Château de Maisons (now Château de Maisons-Laffitte), Yvelines, near Paris, for René de Longueil, who proved to be his most satisfactory patron, for his wealth increased as the work proceeded. Mansart was for once able to pursue his search for perfection, and every part of the scheme, from the subterranean vaults and unusually deep foundations to the finest decorative detail, was designed and executed with the utmost care and precision. An elabor…

    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:

    This room is in the donjon (keep), the oldest part of the palace. The relief over the fireplace is of Henry IV (1600, by Matthieu Jacquet), installed here in 1836 during a redecoration by Louis Philippe.

    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…

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

    The current decor was done partly under Louis-Philippe; Napoleon III used it as a dining room. The marble fireplace is a collection of sculpture; a bust of Henri IV made in 1600 by Mathieu Jacquet, reliefs by Bontemps 1555-1556, and figures by Plantar, 1836.

    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…

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

    French royal château near Blois, Loir-et-Cher. It was built by Francis I, who in 1516, a year after becoming king and fresh from his victories in northern Italy, asked Leonardo da Vinci to draw up the plans for a new château to be built at Romorantin. This project was abandoned two years later, and the King decided to build instead at Chambord. Construction started in 1519 and speeded up after 1526; it continued throughout Francis I’s reign and was brought to a close under Henry II toward…

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

    Decorated in Second Empire style.

    The present building was begun (1751) for Louis XV, King of France, by Anges-Jacques Gabriel. It was finished (1786) for Louis XVI by Le Dreux de la Châtre (b 1721) to Gabriel’s plans. The plan is trapezoidal, with the garden front placed at an oblique angle to the cour d'honneur, a complexity necessitated by the awkwardness of the site. There was no damage to the building during the French Revolution although the contents were sold (1795), and after…

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

    The Empire furnishings in mahogany are by Jacob-Desmalter, 1808.

    The present building was begun (1751) for Louis XV, King of France, by Anges-Jacques Gabriel. It was finished (1786) for Louis XVI by Le Dreux de la Châtre (b 1721) to Gabriel’s plans. The plan is trapezoidal, with the garden front placed at an oblique angle to the cour d'honneur, a complexity necessitated by the awkwardness of the site. There was no damage to the building during the French Revolution although the conte…

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

    In 1642 Mansart was commissioned to design the Château de Maisons (now Château de Maisons-Laffitte), Yvelines, near Paris, for René de Longueil, who proved to be his most satisfactory patron, for his wealth increased as the work proceeded. Mansart was for once able to pursue his search for perfection, and every part of the scheme, from the subterranean vaults and unusually deep foundations to the finest decorative detail, was designed and executed with the utmost care and precision. An elabor…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01