Abbey of St Pierre, Moissac: view of a monk walking through the cloisters

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RIBApix ref no RIBA21803
Artist/PhotographerBouet, Georges (1817-1890)
CountryFrance
CityMoissac
Subject Date1150
Image Date1850
ViewInterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceVOS/256 Drawing No.376 (Guinne)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: A number of the cloisters' historiated capitals represent about 50 scenes from the Bible and church history, while others are purely decorative. In addition to being a landscape and architectural painter, lithographer and archaeologist, Bouet was also appointed Inspecteur de la Societe Francaise d'Archeologie. This drawing is one of a number of topographical studies and details of French, German, Italian and Swiss medieval architecture executed by him between around 1850 and 1865.

Subject tags

arches, capitals, decorative stonework, abbeys, cloisters, clergy