: H: 190cm (74.8in) W: 210cm (82.7in)
A FRENCH EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TOILE PEINTE OF A THE GARDENS OF THE CONVENT OF ST COME D`OLT, AVEYRON, SOUTH WEST OF FRANCE
St Come D`olt was on the Pilgrimage Route for Santiago de Compostela. The Pilgrim`s Road from Aubrac to Espalion Via Podiensis. Olt is the Occitan for the Lot River. The Convent gave accomodation for the Pilgrims on their journey.
Convent and Monastery Gardens were very important Areas for Contemplation and Prayer and therefore in the Painting there are many symbolic
motifs such as the chained monkey in the foreground which is directly influenced by Goltzius`s Sixteenth Century Drawing in the Rijksmuesum