Cyclorama of Jerusalem

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Cyclorama of Jerusalem

The Cyclorama of Jerusalem is located in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec, Canada, near the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. It is a cyclorama, a circular painting, of the Crucifixion of Jesus, showing what the city of Jerusalem might have looked like at the time of his death.

History[edit]

The cyclorama has been on display since 1895. It was painted by Paul Philippoteaux, the panoramist from Paris, assisted by five other painters: Salvador Mège (1854–1915) and Ernest Gros, of Paris, Charles Abel Corwin[1] and Oliver Dennett Grover, of Chicago and Edward James Austen (1850–1930), of London.[2]

The Cyclorama is one of the world's largest.[3][better source needed] It measures 14 by 110 metres (46 ft × 361 ft). Among the scenes are: The South section of Jerusalem and the Tomb of Absalom.

The Cyclorama was declared as a bien patrimonial (heritage property/item) by the provincial government in August 2017. The family that owned the Cyclorama had been trying to sell it; the designation doesn't prevent the sale but gives the government the right of first refusal in the event of a sale.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Abel Corwin (1857–1938)
  2. ^ http://www.cyclorama.com/eng/histoire.htm
  3. ^ Official Website
  4. ^ "Le Cyclorama de Jérusalem reconnu comme un bien patrimonial". metro (in French). August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017.

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