Artist: Puvis de Chavannes French (1824-1898)
Title: L'Enfance de Sainte Genevieve
Plate: PL. 54
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
Original fold at centre. Unobtrusive.
Presented with framing labels (unmatted).
Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 22 3/4 in x 15 3/4 in 58 cm x 40 cm
This Maitre stands apart from the others due to its sheet size, style and subject matter.
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." .