François Mazot (active mid-17th-century).
Le tableau de la croix representé dans les ceremonies de la Ste. Messe ensemble le tresor de la devotion aux de la devotion aux soufrances de N.re S. I. C. le tout enrichi de belles figures.
Paris: F. Mazot, 1651–1653.
A collection of images accompanied by prayers, Le tableau de la croix includes three separate sequences. The largest illustrated series consists of thirty-five two-page openings comprising seventy plates devoted to the mass. Each individual opening includes one page with prayers in Latin and French inscribed between two saints and an opposing page delineating a specific portion of the service with a priest officiating before an altar assisted by acolytes. The particular stage of the mass is also illustrated with a corresponding episode from the Passion of Christ in the top of the image. On display, Christ’s crucifixion is seen above a view of the priest reciting the Pater Noster while the facing plate includes the text of prayers situated between Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
The volume also includes two smaller series with text and imagery devoted to the litany of saints and other psalms and prayers. First published in 1651 and reissued with slight changes in 1651, 1652, and 1653, this illustrated sequence of the Mass would be adapted by future generations of engravers and publishers.