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:

    St-Pierre was built on the south side of Caen Chateau in the 13th and 14th centuries, and an ornate Renaissance east end was added in the early 16th century. It is a fine example of the transition between Gothic and Renaissance forms. The church is best known for its 75m (245 ft) tower of 1308, whose soaring spire was destroyed in 1944 and subsequently restored. The interior features an elegant Gothic nave and an elaborate Renaissance apse, with rich decoration and unusual vaulting.

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

    Louis Graves, Beauvaisien archaeologist, proposed to the Committee on Historical Monuments to close the church because of structural decay. It is classified an historic monument April 25, 1846. In 1892 money is finally released for repairs.

    The church of Saint-Étienne is a Romanesque-Gothic building (rebuilt after 1180-1220). It has a Romanesque nave of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a Gothic choir of the sixteenth century. The north transept has exterior sculpture around one of th…

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

    The collegiate church of St Urbain epitomizes the high degree of refinement and sophistication achieved by French Rayonnant architecture during the third quarter of the 13th century. St Urbain was founded by Pope Urban IV in May 1262 on the site of his birthplace. Although attempts have been made to attribute St Urbain to Jean Langlois, mentioned as ‘magister operis’ in a fabric account, it seems more likely that he was a financial official charged with disbursing papal funds. Thus th…

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

    The church of Saint-Austremoine is built on the site of an older chapel raised over the tomb of St. Austremoine (Stremonius). It dates from the twelfth century. In 1832, the church became an historic listed building, after which the facade was restored, and the two towers rebuilt. Between 1855 and 1860, Anatole Dauvergne was commissioned to paint the interior, including the sculpted capitals. The result is subject to controversy, but the somewhat garish colors are probably close to the origin…

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

    The tympanum and sculpture of the central portal of the west façade was carved in 1856-1857 by Pascal. The original had been destroyed in 1793, and only a few silhouettes remained. The subject of the tympanum is the Last Judgment and some of its iconography is copied from nearby Autun.

    Former Cluniac abbey and pilgrimage church in Burgundy, France. Founded in the mid-9th century by Girart de Roussillon. Vézelay’s prosperity in the 11th and 12th centuries was based on its possession of th…

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

    Former Benedictine priory church, dedicated to St Nicholas of Tolentino, near Bourg-en-Bresse, Burgundy, France. Situated on an important road linking the northern provinces with Italy, the church was built by Margaret of Austria, who secured the services of artists from the south Netherlands, Burgundy, Italy and France. It is notable for its surviving rood screen and richly carved choir-stalls (1530-1532), executed by Pierre Berchod (called Terrasson). Margaret, her third husband Philibert I…

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

    Work on the portal may have been initiated before Suger’s death (1151). Damaged during Revolution and was both re-cut and restored.

    Former Benedictine abbey (cathedral since 1966) in France, situated in the northern suburbs of Paris. The first church on the site was built in the 5th century ad, and Saint-Denis was the principal French royal monastery from the 7th century until the Revolution. Founded as the tomb and shrine of St Denis (died ca. 258 CE), evangelist and first bishop of Par…

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

    The Île Saint-Louis is one of two natural islands in the Seine river, in Paris (the other natural island is Île de la Cité, the Île aux Cygnes is artificial). This is one of the smallest parishes in Paris. On 2 February 1701 , a storm destroyed the roof. A second building campaign by Pierre Bullet and later Jacques Doucet completed the transept and dome in 1726.

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

    The new church, begun by Blanche de Castille in the second quarter of the 13th century, was consecrated in 1239 by Eudes Rigaud, archbishop of Rouen. The Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais parish church fuses Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The three-storey Gothic choir dates from 1249. A helicoid staircase gives access to the organ; of Renaissance style, it was influenced by the staircase of the castle of Blois (Loir-et-Cher). The Grosse Tour (“Big Tower”) of the church (the north to…

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

    pedestrians

    From 1806 Vignon concentrated on completing the Madeleine, a church that had remained unfinished since the days of the ancien régime. In 1806 Napoleon ordered that a Temple de la Gloire de la Grande Armée should be erected there and Claude-Etienne Beaumont (1757-1811) emerged as winner of the limited competition (1807), but he was superseded by Vignon on Napoleon’s orders. He designed a vast peripteral Corinthian temple, with a single huge, barrel-vaulted interior, to form a …

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

    The collegiate church of St Urbain epitomizes the high degree of refinement and sophistication achieved by French Rayonnant architecture during the third quarter of the 13th century. St Urbain was founded by Pope Urban IV in May 1262 on the site of his birthplace. Although attempts have been made to attribute St Urbain to Jean Langlois, mentioned as ‘magister operis’ in a fabric account, it seems more likely that he was a financial official charged with disbursing papal funds. Thus th…

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

    Sculpture dates from 1120-1138. The subject is the Old Testament story of Moses confronting the Golden Calf- an idol created by the Israelites while Moses was absent (Exodus XXXII, 15-19). A demon sits atop the Golden Calf. Location is north side of nave, sixth arcade pier.

    Former Cluniac abbey and pilgrimage church in Burgundy, France. Founded in the mid-9th century by Girart de Roussillon. Vézelay’s prosperity in the 11th and 12th centuries was based on its possession of the putative r…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01