The Chapel Bridge

This bridge in Lucerne Switzerland is still quite beautiful. But, according to the book in which it appeared, ‘the old bridge’ is more well known for its numerous paintings of the horrible subjects connected with the lives of SS. Leodegar and Maurice, the patrons of Lucerne. The paintings stem from the Counter-Reformation and depict old priests without heads and warriors worshiping them.

If you would like to learn more about The Chapel Bridge, be sure to visit Art Filled Days and our Then and Now article on The Chapel Bridge.

This drawing is from The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886. It was a wonderful magazine but they unfortunately did not identify the many illustrators who filled their pages with images like this one.

The Chapel Bridge

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.