Finding aid for Léopold Maigné, Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles: restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864, ca. 1864

Beth Ann Guynn


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
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Los Angeles 90049-1688
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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


Container List

 

Series I. Léopold Maigné, Monuments remarquables de Tlemcen XI, XII, XIII siècles: restaurés et photographiés de 1853 à 1864, ca. 1864

Arrangement

Arranged by archivist. Material was in no discernable original order.
 

2018.R.26-w Wrapper with printed title

box 1

2018.R.26-1 Mosquée El-H'aloui

Scope and Content Note

Mosque of Sidi Halaoui. Caption continues: Edifiée par Abu-Einan-Farès en 754 de l'Hégire (de J.C. 1353).
box 1

2018.R.26-2 Mosquée El-H'aloui

Scope and Content Note

Mosque of Sidi Halaoui. Caption continues: Décoration des murs et arcs intérieurs.
box 1

2018.R.26-3 Mosquée Bou Médine

Scope and Content Note

Sidi Boumediene Mosque (Sidi Abu Madyan Mosque). Caption continues: Porte d'entrée principale. (XIII siècle).
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2018.R.26-4 Mosquée Bou Médine

Scope and Content Note

Sidi Boumediene Mosque (Sidi Abu Madyan Mosque). Caption continues: Décoration des murs et arceaux intérieurs (XIII siècle).
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2018.R.26-5 Mosquée Bou Médine

Scope and Content Note

Sidi Boumediene Mosque (Sidi Abu Madyan Mosque). Caption continues: Face intérieure des murs latéraux (XIII siècle).
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2018.R.26-6 Mosquée et Medersa de Sidi Bou Médine

Scope and Content Note

Sidi Boumediene Mosque (Sidi Abu Madyan Mosque) Caption continues: Edifiées par Abou-l'Hacen-Ali en 739 de l'Hégire (de J.C. 1538-39).
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2018.R.26-7 Cimetière Musulman

Scope and Content Note

Caption continues: K'obba du cid Mohamed Ibn Abi Amer (745 d'Hégire 1345 de J.C.).
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2018.R.26-8 Ruines d'une tombe princière à Sidi Yacoub

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2018.R.26-9 Marabout vénéré de Sidi Yacoub

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2018.R.26-10 Minaret de la Mosquée du Méchouar

Scope and Content Note

Edifiée sous le sultan Abou-Hammou-Mouca 1er en 717 de l'Hégire (de J.C. 1317-1318).
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2018.R.26-11 Mosquée de Mansoura

Scope and Content Note

A display of columns and capitals from the mosque ruins. Caption continues: Chapitaux et colonnes en mabres translucides. Boulets en pierre ayant servi au siège de Tlemcen (lancés par des catapultes) 1res années du XIII siècle.
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2018.R.26-12 Marbres translucides du Mansoura

Scope and Content Note

Capitals and slabs with inscriptions form the ruins of the mosque. Caption continues: ...et inscriptions déposées au musée Tlemcen.
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2018.R.26-13 Fortifications porte et minaret d'Aguadir

Scope and Content Note

Caption continues: ...à un kilomtre. de Tlemcen.
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2018.R.26-14 [Fortifications porte et minaret d'Aguadir]

Scope and Content Note

Title from 2018.R.26-13, which is the same image, however, this uncaptioned print is much crisper.
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2018.R.26-15 [Wall with Wooden Doors and Tower]

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2018.R.26-16 [Building Ruins with Arches]

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2018.R.26-17 [Wall with Horseshoe Arch and Minaret]

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2018.R.26-18 [Remains of a Curved Wall]

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2018.R.26-19 [Walls and Tower]

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2018.R.26-20 [Tower and Wall with Wooden Doors and Arched Windows]

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2018.R.26-21 [Waterfall]