The Funerary chapel of printers Oberthür was created in the first half of the 20th century.
This monument is the most ornate neo-gothic chapel of the cemetery. Signed as a masterpiece by its architect (Emmanuel Le Ray, architect of the Rennes municipality and also Charles Oberthür’s brother-in-law) and the sculptor (Francis Cotard, sculptor of Rennes city), the chapel pays tribute to the famous family of printers. It is built of limestone, which is also used in lithography, and so refers to the family activity. It also contains many funeral and religious symbols: cross, angel, star, the marking “SPES” (from the Latin “expectancy”), Alpha and Omega, poppy flower…
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