de Chavannes |
|Title: L'Enfance de Sainte Genevieve|
A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de
L'Affiches" series. |
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
fold at centre. Unobtrusive.
Presented with framing labels (unmatted).
Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Maitre Sheet Size:||22 3/4 in x
15 3/4 in|
| ||58 cm x 40 cm|
|Price: $250.00 USD|
This Maitre stands apart from the others due to its sheet size, style and subject
This is a poster was designed for the Union for Moral Action,
depicting "L'Enfance de Sainte Genevieve." In this reproduction of the
(large) fresco of the Pantheon, the text below first panel reads: "From her
earliest years Saint Genevieve showed signs of heartfelt piety. Always engaged
in prayer, she inspired amazement and admiration in all who saw her." The
text under the third panel reads, "In 429, St. Germain of Auxerre and St.
Loup of Troyes, on their way to England to combat the Pelagian heresy, arrived
in the vicinity of Nanterre. Among the crowd that assembled to meet them, St.
Germain discerned a young girl that he considered to be marked with a divine seal.
He questioned her and foretold to her parents the lofty destiny to which she was
called. That child was Genevieve, patron saint of Paris." .