La France Illustrée: Journal Literaire, Scientifique & Religieux (page 2/2)

[picture: Title Page, La  France Ilustrée]

Title Page, La France Ilustrée

The words La France appear in very large writing on this page, the F and E perhaps 5 inches / 12.5cm tall, in bold uneaven script that says 1880s France; beneath that ILUSTRÉE is in sans-serif type, and the remaining text has serifs although the word JOURNAL is distorted, the letters getting deeper in the middlee of the word, dowm from the cap height, [...] [more...]


[picture: Saint Bonaventura as a Monk]

Saint Bonaventura as a Monk

An engraving of Saint Bonaventura standing in a Franciscan monk’s robe or cowl, hood back to reveal his tonsured head, staring up at birds, children singing, and rays of light suggesting a higher supernatural presence. He is enclosed in a wooden/twig border with six [...] [more...]


[picture: Vignette: crucifix with skull and prayer book or bible]

Vignette: crucifix with skull and prayer book or bible

A tall crucifix (a cross bearing a man being tortured to death) stands on a desk or table; it emanates light, dhining on a book propped open behind it, and on a skull. The skull may represent the miraculously incorrupt head of the saint, or could represent the hill, Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, as that hill was said to have the shape of a skull. [...] [more...]


[picture: Le Tunnel du Saint-Gotthard.—Machine à perforer, mue par l’air comprimé]

Le Tunnel du Saint-Gotthard.—Machine à perforer, mue par l’air comprimé

A man stands facing left, apparently calm, wearing overcoat and wide-brimmed hat, in an underground tunnel; behind him is a large metal cylindrical tank, horizontal, fitted with railway wheels; to the man’s right are two large wheels, the upper with a handle and the lower toothed; the main is operating the upper wheel. In front of the man is a machine [...] [more...]


[picture: Monseigneur Dabart, bishop of Périgueux and of Sarlat.]

Monseigneur Dabart, bishop of Périgueux and of Sarlat.

A portrait of Nicolas-Joseph Dabert, who was bishop of Périgueux in Dordogne in France from 1863 to 1901. He wrote a number of books, of which a history of Saint [...] [more...]


[picture: Full-page portrait border with nameplate space]

Full-page portrait border with nameplate space

This full-page rectangular border is designed like a picture frame, with flowers surmounting an inset oval frame or cartouche, and with a nameplate appearing to hang by a ribbon beneath the oval. [more...]


[picture: Trop tard!]

Trop tard!

A young man, barefoot and dressed in rags, is half-kneeling, his head in his hands, at a bench in front of an enclosed bed, on which sleeps, or perhaps is dead, an old man. A priest holding a book looks disdainfully at the boy, who by the walking-bag and hat on the [...] [more...]


[picture: Monseigneur Roche, Bishop of Gap]

Monseigneur Roche, Bishop of Gap

Here we have a portrait of a prelate, a French bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Gap; he lived from 1828 to 1880 and was made a bishop in 1879. [more...]


[picture: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary]

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

St.Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 – 1231) is a patron saint of bakers, beggars, brides, charities and of the death of children. She was a princess and at the age of sixteen was taught by Franciscan friars; she wore simple clothes and distributed bread to the poor. The main scene illustrated in this picture is when her brother-in-law accused her of stealing [...] [more...]


[picture: Rustic full-page border of twigs with roses, divided into several areas]

Rustic full-page border of twigs with roses, divided into several areas

This full-page border or frame of wooden branches or twigs is divided into six main areas of varying shapes. Although the border is roughly symmetrical there are two roses at the top. [more...]


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