15 Works, September 30th. is Jehan Georges Vibert’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #213

Jehan Georges Vibert (1840–1902)
The Schism, c. 1874

Oil on panel
38.1 x 53.6 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The scene is set in the reception room of a rich monastery hung with old tapestries, and features a tall bald jovial abbot on the left, and a his companion the cardinal, a small sallow man long grey hair. After a hearty lunch with much wine, the cardinal on the right has toasted a lifelong abbot bishop friend. However the effects of the wine begin to kick in and they end up bickering over an old theological dispute. So the reference books come out of the library and unable to agree, with one impulse, both falling back into their armchairs, remain seated back to back without speaking another word! More on The Schism

Jehan Georges Vibert or Jean Georges Vibert (30 September 1840–28 July 1902) was a French academic painter

He was born in Paris, the son of engraver and publisher Théodore Vibert, and grandson of the influential rose-breeder Jean-Pierre Vibert. He began his artistic training at a young age under the instruction of his maternal grandfather, engraver Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet…

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