Monks painting a fresco, aquarel, collection Musee Magnin, Dijon, France.
But in which refectory are they painting? Or is in a church? new info 122/4/2021: this in a chapel or church in Iviron in 1846.
Papety and Charles Fournier established a strong friendship and from April to August 1846 they traveled together to Greece to explore ancient sites and return to the source of Western civilization. They arrived in Corfu, then visited the Ionian Islands, the Peloponnese, Delphi, Athens, and the monasteries of Mount Athos. Papety brought back a comprehensive and detailed pictorial record of the journey, including landscapes, archaeological plans, and copies. After returning to France, he published an account of their travels in the Revue des Deux Mondes in 1847, testimony to painters’ growing interest in Hellenism in the year of the foundation of the Ecole francaise d’Athenes. In 1890, Sabatier bequeathed to the Louvre five albums and 130 loose sheets representing the greater part of the drawings Papety had produced in Greece. (source: Louvre)
hv+wv 2021 more info collections Louvre)