Our historical fund is growing again
René's painting, offering a view of Rue des Fossés and the church of Mailly-le-Château, was purchased on the ebay site from an antique dealer in Saint-Gingolph in Haute-Savoie. This small, beautifully crafted painting once belonged to Pierre Bisschop, Élise's brother.
The other remarkable piece is a drawing by Élise depicting flowers and the flight of a butterfly. In the form of a small greeting card, the design has the following inscription on the back: “Best wishes and all my affection. Elise. Mailly-le-Château, November 1960, Élise Bisschop. »
We don't know who the drawing was intended for, but it had been dormant all this time in the Moselle department. Thanks to the seller's report, the drawing could be purchased on the Delcampe website.
By acquiring these two iconographic pieces, from the Bisschop children, we are very happy to enrich our modest historical collection and thus contribute to the safeguarding of the material heritage of Élise.
These fortuitous discoveries were truly guided by the hand of Élise. It is quite exceptional to have been able to find this painting and this drawing almost sixty years after the disappearance of our passionate catechist from Mailly-le-Château.