Abbey of St Pierre, Moissac: view of a monk walking through the cloisters
|Artist/Photographer||Bouet, Georges (1817-1890)|
|Library Reference||VOS/256 Drawing No.376 (Guinne)|
|Subject||Cloisters ; Clergy ; Arches ; Capitals ; Abbeys ; Decorative stonework|
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.
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