HERE i report the words of a Michel Rouge, who worked at Saint Sulpice. We were discussing an assertion made by Cherisey in CIRCUIT that the Delacroix window in the Chapel of the Angels had carried a depiction of an angel holding a blue apple in front of Adam and Eve. Cherisey said this window had been removed in around 1900. Below is part of the article and Michel Rouges' comments.
Apart from the other mysterious comment [there seems to be a mis-understanding about the existence of lack of it [a design] at the centre of various windows ...] as some have noted HERE, there was a window changed in Saint Sulpice around this time. I double checked the entries in the articles cited - and it is correct! What i find fascinating is how Cherisey even 'knew' the window had been changed! The articles themselves are buried in a tiny place in short paged Journals - which were published every day of the year over 100 years before [when Cherisey was writing CIRCUIT]! How would he have ever found them - unless this was reported in a book on Saint Sulpice. Anyway - here are the entries: firstly from "le mardi 27 juin 1899 dans le journal Le Matin" [image from the BnF],
The second entry is in an edition La Croix le 29 juin 1899 [images from BnF].
As the observers noted on the above named web-site they raised the following point: "A detail must attract our attention: the thieves entered by breaking a window. Surely this is not what is lacking in Saint-Sulpice but both articles report the same decisive precision, that the villains accessed the window from scaffolding erected in front of the right tower' & further 'It may be useful to remind the reader that immediately after the right tower, the south tower .... of the church plan of Saint-Sulpice, is the chapel of the Holy Angels. It is therefore quite possible that the window through which the thieves accessed the church opened up into the chapel and there they found the paintings of Delacroix.."
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.