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Pompe funèbre de Polixène de Hesse-Rhinfels Reine de Sardaigne en l’église de Notre de Paris le XXIV Mars M. DCC. XXXV. (Funeral of Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen of Sardinia, in the Church of Notre Dame of Paris, March 24, 1735)

Michel de Bonneval, French, d. 1766 and Charles-Nicolas Cochin the elder, French, 1688 - 17541756

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Interior view inside the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France during the funeral ceremony for the Queen of Sardinia. Highly decorated interior space with high ceilings and long drapery. Skulls throughout decorative scheme. At center, the queen's body raised up on a monument and covered by a shroud, underneath a large covered structure. Before her, a trio of three sculptures leading up the steps to her sarcophagus. Angels at either side form the bases of large candelabra and torches that illuminate the space. At their sides stand figures of men armed with swords and rifles, viewed from the back. At center, a sculpture of a winged man holding a scythe stands upon a sphere. Surrounding him are groups of objects, including a skull, helmet, crown, and pieces of a broken column. At front, a row of monks sit facing towards the body. At either side, rows of figures sit for the funeral ceremony.

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  • Title: Pompe funèbre de Polixène de Hesse-Rhinfels Reine de Sardaigne en l’église de Notre de Paris le XXIV Mars M. DCC. XXXV. (Funeral of Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen of Sardinia, in the Church of Notre Dame of Paris, March 24, 1735)
  • Creator: Michel de Bonneval, French, d. 1766, Charles-Nicolas Cochin the elder, French, 1688 - 1754
  • Date Created: 1756
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Publisher: Menus-Plaisirs du Roi, France
  • Original Source: See this work of art on the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum website
  • Medium: Etching and engraving on paper
  • Credit line: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council

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