François-Marius Granet

Interior of a Conventual Chapel

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Identification & Creation

Catalogue Number:
18

Artist:
François-Marius Granet (1775-1849)

Title:
Interior of a Conventual Chapel

Work Type:
Drawing

Date:
18th/19th Century

Culture:
French

Physical Description

Medium:
Brown ink with gray and rose wash pasted on a gilded mount

Dimensions:
5 1/2 in. h X 3 1/8 in. w

Inscriptions & Annotations:
Signed Granet (ink); Mount inscribed Granet, French 1779-1849 / Altar in a Church / Signed (graphite)

Verso:
Annotated 178 / Granet / Good / 25 (graphite)

Watermarks:
None

Condition:
Minor stain upper right, generally clean, intact, and stable

Acquisition & Rights

Credit Line:
Cornell College, Gift of Robert Sonnenschein II

Accession Year:
1951

Object Number:
1951.18

Description

Commentary:
Francois-Marius Granet (1775-1849) did a lot of watercolor work and generally signed them in ink. Around the early part of the 19th century, Granet took an interest in interior scenes of convents and churches. Many of his works depict staircases or hallways, a more mysterious side of religious life than most would expect.

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