Pair of 19th Century French Oil on Canvas Paris Paintings in Carved Frames
These beautiful antique oil on canvas paintings were created in France, circa 1890. Each art work, is set inside an ornate, carved frame, and depicts two Parisian streets with two iconic landmarks in the background, “Notre-Dame” and “The Sacre Coeur de Montmartre”. Both compositions are filled with people and signed by the artist on the lower left and lower right corner, but unreadable. The pair of paintings are in excellent condition with rich colors in the manner of Eugene Galien Laloue. Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité. The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colorful rose windows, as well as the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style. Major components that make Notre Dame Stand out include one of the world’s largest organs and its immense church bells The cathedral’s construction was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In the 19th century, the cathedral was the site of the coronation of Napoleon I and funerals of many Presidents of the Republic. While undergoing renovation and restoration, the roof of Notre-Dame caught fire on the evening of 15 April 2019. Burning for around 15 hours, the cathedral sustained serious damage, including the destruction of the flèche (the timber spire over the crossing) and most of the lead-covered wooden roof above the stone vaulted ceiling. The church caught fire in April 2019 and sustained severe damage, including the destruction of the fleche and most of the wooden roof above the stone vaulted ceiling. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris. A popular landmark and the second most visited monument in Paris, the basilica stands at the Summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur Basilica is above all a religious (Catholic) building, shown by its perpetual adoration of the Holy Eucharist since 1885, and is also seen as a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and for the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular devotion since the visions of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in Paray-le-Monial. The basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1914. The basilica was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919. Measures: 15″ W x 17″ H.
|Dimensions||15" W x 1.75" D x 17" H|
Late 19th Century