St. Genèvieve & the Famine of Paris.
19th c French Beaux-Arts Painting
Pierre PUVIS DE CHAVANNES
(1824 - 1898)
Paris. Pantheon. France.
St. Genevieve was the patroness of Paris. She was born between 419 and 422 in Nanterre where she heard the preachig of St. Germain. She later came to Paris where she led a life of piety, and in 451 when Attila approached the city, she encouraged the citizens not to flee but to do works of penance and the town would be spared. Attila and his hordes did in fact spare the town, Thanks to her good works the city was spared a famine. When Genevieve died in 512 her body was buried in a small church she had built and miracles were performed there.
PURVIS DE CHAVANNES Pierre | St. Genevieve & the Famine of Paris. | 1898 | French | Beaux-Arts
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