Feb 23, 2012

French Church Series No. 10: Rocamadour

French Church Series No. 10: Rocamadour


John Taylor Arms

(American, 1887–1953)


Support: Paper mounted on board

Sheet: 36.6 x 29.4 cm (14 7/16 x 11 9/16 in.); Image: 34.3 x 24.8 cm (13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2010.713

Catalogue raisonné: Drawing for etching Fletcher, 186



This drawing of Rocamadour, a town in southwestern France situated in a gorge above a tributary of the Dordogne River, was executed on site. The church of Notre Dame, part of a complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, contains the venerated statue of a wooden Black Madonna reputed to have been carved by Saint Amadour.

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