Mado, C.

1938 Vintage French Travel Poster, Abbey of Saint Wandrille

$625.00
  • 1938 Vintage French Travel Poster, Abbey of Saint Wandrille

Mado, C.

1938 Vintage French Travel Poster, Abbey of Saint Wandrille

$625.00

Date: 1938
Size:  25 x 39 inches
Artist: C. Mado

A wonderfully peaceful Art Deco travel poster featuring the Abbey of Saint Wandrille, a Benedictine monastery in the commune of Saint-Wandrille-Rançon. Founded in 649 near Caudebec-en-Caux in Seine-Maritime, in Normandy.

Besides the chief basilica Saint Wandrille built seven other churches or oratories both inside and outside the monastic enclosure. All of these have either perished in the course of time, or been replaced by others of later date, except for the chapel of St Saturnin, which stands on the hillside overlooking the abbey. It is one of the most ancient ecclesiastical buildings now existing and, though restored from time to time, is still substantially the original construction of Saint Wandrille. It is cruciform, with a central tower and eastern apse, and is a unique example of a 7th-century chapel.

Recently received in the gallery, this poster has been professionally linen backed and is ready to frame.