L’Enfance de Sainte Genevieve | Maitre de L’Affiche: Plate #54
This artwork is from Les Maitres de L’Affiche series; miniature versions of outstanding stone lithograph artworks of the most important advertising posters by the finest artists.
This is a poster was designed for the Union for Moral Action, depicting “L’Enfance de Sainte Genevieve.” In this reproduction of the (large) fresco of the Pantheon, the text below first panel reads: “From her earliest years Saint Genevieve showed signs of heartfelt piety. Always engaged in prayer, she inspired amazement and admiration in all who saw her.” The text under the third panel reads, “In 429, St. Germain of Auxerre and St. Loup of Troyes, on their way to England to combat the Pelagian heresy, arrived in the vicinity of Nanterre. Among the crowd that assembled to meet them, St. Germain discerned a young girl that he considered to be marked with a divine seal. He questioned her and foretold to her parents the lofty destiny to which she was called. That child was Genevieve, patron saint of Paris.”.
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