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

    Juan de Colonia was probably brought to Spain (Castile) by Alonso de Cartagena, Bishop of Burgos, to design his sepulchral chapel, the Capilla de la Visitación (1440-1442) off the south transept in the cathedral. They may have met when Bishop Alonso attended the Council of Basle.

    The foundation stone of the present building, dedicated to the Virgin, was laid by Bishop Maurice of Burgos (reigned 1217-1238) on 20 July 1221. The cathedral is indebted to the design of Bourges Cathedral. In the F…

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

    By the time the cloister was conceived a distinctively Castilian Gothic style had appeared, half-Rayonnant, concerned with the display of sculpture.

    The foundation stone of the present building, dedicated to the Virgin, was laid by Bishop Maurice of Burgos (reigned 1217-1238) on 20 July 1221. The cathedral is indebted to the design of Bourges Cathedral. In the French High Gothic context the cathedral’s plan and elevation are old-fashioned. Since Burgos was on the pilgrimage route to Gali…

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

    William II, who died in 1189, was the last ruler to be buried here; intended as the ‘Saint-Denis of the Hautevilles’, Monreale did not maintain its position after the downfall of the dynasty.

    [Cloister is now a State Art Institute for mosaic work.] It was formerly a Benedictine monastery. The foundation of the monastic house of S Maria Nuova by King William II of Sicily marked the climax of Norman ecclesiastical and artistic patronage on the island. The site chosen was on a hill over…

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

    To the left of the main chapel by Sanmicheli, at the end of the right aisle. In the foreground are two angel-headed brackets which support the pipes of the organ above. The church contains numerous works of art, among them the tomb of St. Agatha, created by an unknown master in 1353, enclosed in a Renaissance bas-relief framework of 1508.

    Dedicated to S Maria Matricolare, Verona Cathedral is important for its Romanesque sculpture, particularly the two porch-portals, the earlier on the south …

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

    The base of the effigy (gisant) has now been replaced with a plain block. Richard’s heart is buried here, his body is at Fontevraud Abbey in Anjou.

    The present building comprises an aisled nave of 11 bays, with a series of aisle chapels, and an apsidal choir with an ambulatory and three spaced radiating chapels. The substantial transept arms are aisled on both sides, with large eastern chapels, and developed portals flanked by towers. A massive lantern tower lights the crossing. The two …

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

    This has been attributed to Jean Goujon. However, the marble sculptures on the tomb (1544) of Louis de Brézé, husband of Diane de Poitiers, do not correspond to Goujon’s style in execution; it is possible that he provided only the design for this remarkable two-storey classical structure, which has Corinthian columns on the lower tier and pairs of caryatids articulating the upper register.

    The present building comprises an aisled nave of 11 bays, with a series of aisle chapels, and an ap…

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

    Inside the cathedral are the tomb of Francis II, Duke of Brittany and of his wife Marguerite de Foix, (the parents of Anne of Brittany), made at the beginning of the 16th century by Michel Colombe and Jean Perréal.

    The construction of the cathedral began in 1434, on the site of a Romanesque cathedral, and took 457 years to finish, finally reaching completion in 1891. The first architect in charge was Guillaume de Dammartin who was later replaced by Mathurin Rodier. The construction began wit…

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

    Also attributed to Jérôme de Fiesole (Girolamo da Fiesole); the gisants may be by Colombe and the sarcophagus decoration by Fiesole. Moved to the cathedral in 1834 from Saint-Martin de Tours.

    The present cathedral replaces the 13th century Romanesque building. The first phase concerned the south transept and the towers, as early as 1170. The chancel was rebuilt from 1236 to 1279 by Étienne de Mortagne but the nave took much longer to build. The architect Simon du Mans rebuilt the transept an…

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

    Marble and alabaster tomb in the choir of Rouen Cathedral, which depicted the deceased kneeling. Completed in 1523, it was transformed in 1525 to serve as a cenotaph for Georges II as well. The monument is profusely carved and includes Virtues, Saints, Apostles, a prominent relief of St George and the Dragon, and others with Italianate candelabra, swags and grotesques. Roulland Le Roux was overseer, assisted by the sculptors João de Ruão, who began the weepers, Mathieu Laignel (fl 1513-25), R…

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

    The funerary monuments of the archbishops of Mainz, most of which stand upright against the nave piers, form an almost uninterrupted series from the 13th century to the 19th. The earliest are sarcophagus lids.

    The cathedral of the archbishops of Mainz, who were high chancellors and electors of the Holy Roman Empire, is dedicated to SS Martin and Stephan and is one of the three “imperial cathedrals” on the Rhine, the other two being Speyer and Worms. After Speyer, it is the earliest…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01