Cathedral Interior, Feast Day of St Geneviève

Title: Cathedral Interior, Feast Day of St Geneviève
Date: 1846 possibly
Artist(s): Samuel Prout (British: English, born:1783-09-17, died:1852-02-10); Samuel Gillespie Prout (British: English, born:1822, died:1911)
Materials: Watercolour; Gouache; Pen; Ink; Wove paper
Information: The location of this highly elaborate late Gothic chapel awaits identification. Sainte Geneviève is the patron saint of Paris, but this chapel does not exist in any church in the capital. The medieval abbey dedicated to her there was deconsecrated during the French Revolution and demolished in 1808. The feast day of the saint is on 3 January and it would have been celebrated throughout France.

This watercolour was presumably made during Prout's French tour in 1846. His watercolours on this scale and level of ambition date mainly from the later 1840s.
Accession no: LL 3796
Credit line: Purchased for the Lady Lever Art Gallery by William Hesketh Lever in 1912
Location: Item not currently on display