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Maigné (Léopold) Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles
2018.R.26*  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Léopold Maigné, Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles: restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864
    Date (inclusive): circa 1864
    Number: 2018.R.26*
    Creator/Collector: Maigné, Léopold
    Physical Description: 1.75 Linear Feet (21 photographs in 1 box)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864 comprises twenty-one albumen photographs documenting sites restored and photographed by Léopold Maigné in and around Tlemcen, Algeria, during the mid-nineteenth century. Monuments depicted include the Mosque of Sidi Halaoui; the Mosque and Madrasa of Sidi Boumediene (Sidi Abu Madyan); a Muslim cemetery; the ruins of a princely tomb at Sidi Yacoub; the Mosque at Mansourah; the El Mechouar Mosque; and the minaret and fortifications of the Mosque at Agadir.
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    Language: Collection material is in French.

    Biographical / Historical

    Léopold Maigné was the French government architect in Algeria between 1844 and 1872. His Album de photographies, monuments de Tlemcen des onzième, douzième et treizième siècles was exhibited in the French Algerian section of the Exposition universelle de 1867 à Paris.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Léopold Maigné, Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII XIII siècles: restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864, 1864, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2018.R.26*.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2018r26*

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired in 2018.

    Processing Information

    Beth Ann Guynn processed the collection and wrote the finding aid in 2018.

    Digitized Material

    The collection was digitized by the repository in 2019 and the images are available online:

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Considered the "capital of Maghreb," the city of Tlemcen was founded on the site of the Roman military outpost of Pomaria. Tlemcen successively supported Roman, Christian and Islamic cultures, and is one of the most architecturally significant cities in north Africa. Léopold Maigné initiated the process of modernization at Tlemcen, and his photographs provide valuable evidence of its earliest phases. Many of the Islamic sites recorded by Maigné have subsequently undergone extensive restoration: to date the city has been subject to ten (mostly unsuccessful) restoration programs.
    A paper wrapper with the printed title Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864 contains twenty-one albumen photographs documenting sites restored and photographed by Maigné in and around Tlemcen, Algeria, during the mid-nineteenth century. Monuments depicted include the Mosque of Sidi Halaoui; the Mosque and Madrasa of Sidi Boumediene (Sidi Abu Madyan); a Muslim cemetery; the ruins of a princely tomb at Sidi Yacoub; the Mosque at Mansourah; the El Mechouar Mosque; and the minaret and fortifications of the Mosque at Agadir.
    Thirteen mounts bear letterpress captions below the image. Among the uncaptioned photographs is a duplicate of the one captioned: Fortifications porte et minaret d'Aguadir. Titles are taken from the captioned photographs, while the uncaptioned photographs have titles devised by the archivist.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in a single series: Series I. Léopold Maigné, Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles: restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864, 1864.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Architecture, Medieval -- Algeria -- Tlemcen
    Islamic architecture -- Algeria
    Minarets -- Algeria -- Tlemcen
    Mosques -- Algeria -- Tlemcen
    Tombs -- Algeria

    Subjects - Places

    Tlemcen (Algeria) -- Antiquities

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Albumen prints -- Algeria -- 19th century
    Photographs, Original

    Contributors

    Maigné, Léopold