Pinacotheca pomponica

(Polski) Boże Ciało u św. Germana

Lancelot Théodore Turpin de Crissé (1782 – 1859) – The Royal Fête-Dieu procession at St. Germain-L’Auxerrois, oil on canvas. The red color of the vestments and the canopy, which was the color of the office of this feast, characteristic of the Paris liturgy, attracts attention. This is most evident on the seven pluvialists leading the procession, one of which one serves as a crucifer, and the other six as cantors, whose distinguishing feature is a tall, pointed headgear, popular until the 19th century among the chapters of French cathedrals. It is impossible not to mention the altar boys or the choir singers, in very long, like the rest of the clergy, surplice, girded with a sash and in a calotte on the head. A different type of surplice, without sleeves, can be seen in the other clergymen seen in the painting.

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