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Slide set: The sacred mount of Varallo: the Passion Play (lecture: G.W. Wilson, 38 slides, 1894)

Known references to this set
The optical magic lantern journal: volume 5 number 64 (September 1894), xi

“New sets for season 1894-5.”

Catalogue entries (2)
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 138
Descriptive catalogue of lantern slides: available for hire or purchase (London: Walter Tyler, 1909), 678

“This set includes a unique series of slides of the wonderful groups in the Chapels of the Sacred Mount at Varallo -- a quaint sequestered village in the north of Italy. These groups of figures representing scenes in the life of Christ are, many of them, of the highest artistic excellence, and the oldest of them date from as far back as the beginning of the sixteenth century. The Sacred Mount is much visited by Italian pilgrims, and deserves to be better known in this country than it is.”

Lucerna ID  3001012

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 21 May 2023

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