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Saints sur l'Église Saint Bonaventure

Statues at Saint Bonaventura Church

Joseph-Hugues Fabisch & M. Métra
1863 and 1905

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Description

The Église Saint Bonaventure is the only medieval building not demolished after the creation of the rue Impériale (now rue de la République), under the Second Empire. The three statues on the tympan and the façade are however from 1863 and 1905 resprectively.

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Vierge à l'Enfant néogothique, by Joseph-Hugues Fabisch, 1863

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Saint Bonaventure
born Giovanni di Fidanza, (Bagnoregio 1221 - Lyon 1274)
Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher, Cardinal Bishop of Albano
(Wikipedia).
On a shield the initials SB and the dates 1221-1274.
Signed: m. metra, 1905.
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Saint Antoine de Padoue / Saint Anthony of Padua
born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).
On a shield the initials SA and the dates 1195-1231.
Signed: m......tra, 1905.

Signature

m. metra 1905

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Location (N 45°45'48" - E 4°50'12")

Item Code: frra343; Photograph: 18 August 2018
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