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Montauban
Tarn-et-Garonne

Midi-Pyrénées

Place Franklin Roosevelt
(Cathédrale Notre-Dame)

Les quatre evangelistes

Four Evangelists

The four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Their versions of the life of Jesus - the Gospel - are included in the New Testament. In art, they are depicted with their symbols: Eagle (John), Lion (Mark), Bull (Luke) and Angel (Matthew) or just with these symbols in the so-called tetramorphe.
Marc Arcis
1715

Montauban /  Les quatre evangelistes   Montauban /  Les quatre evangelistes

Description

Four large stone statues on the façade of the cathedral. The statues are copies, the originals are in the church. From left to right:
  1. St. Luc et le taureau - St. Luke with a bull,
    one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Matthieu et l'enfant - St. Matthew with an angel
    one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an angel. As patron saint of book-keepers, tax collectors and security forces, he is also depicted with writing utensils (Wikipedia).
  3. St. Marc et le lion - St. Mark with a lion,
    one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion (Wikipedia).
  4. St. Jean et l'aigle - St. John the Evangelist with an eagle,
    conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

The statues on the façade

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The original statues in the church

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Sculptor

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Location (N 44°0'55" - E 1°21'17")

Item Code: frmp024; Photograph: 1 September 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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