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HD photos of equestrian statue King Henri IV in Paris - Page 1



If we could give anyone some advice when visiting Paris, it would be allow plenty of time, because each time we walked from one place to the next we would come across some kind of monument or landmark that we never planned to see, but had to stop and take photographs, which is exactly what happened when we were walking across the Pont Neuf bridge.  Yes, another Equestrian Statue, this time of King Henri IV, and you will see from these high definition photos this statue in Paris is located in the middle of the River Seine on the Ile de la Cite island.


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This photo shows the King Henri IV statue on the Ile de la Cite Island

King Henri IV Statue


This is a close up HD photo of this bronze equestrian statue of King Henri IV, who was often known as the King of Navarre, Henri the Great or even the Green Galant due to his many mistresses, and here he is portrayed in his armour sitting astride his horse, which is the same pose as the original that was produced for Marie de Medici by a pupil of Michelangelo back in the 1600s.


Picture of King Henri IV statue on the Pont Neuf Bridge

King Henri IV Statue On The Pont Neuf


This is a photo we took from the banks of the River Seine looking towards the Pont Neuf bridge, which was completed during the reign of King Henri IV, who also named it the New Bridge, yet it was his wife Marie de Medici and his son King Louis XIII that had the equestrian statue produced and placed in its prominent position facing the Place Dauphine square where the bridge intersects on the Ile de la Cite island, as you can also see in this image.


The equestrian statue of King Henri IV in its small square on the Ile de la Cite Island

Equestrian Statue Of King Henri IV


This image shows the statue of King Henri IV, which was first commissioned by Marie de Medici after he was assassinated, and this was erected in 1614 only four years after his death, and was positioned in a prominent position on the Pont Neuf on the Ile de la Cite island in between the Place Dauphine and the Square du Vert Galant, which is where this equestrian statue of King Henri IV still stands today.


High definition photo showing the equestrian King Henri IV statue by Francois-Frederic Lemot

King Henri IV Statue By Francois-Frederic Lemot


On a beautiful day without a cloud in sight, the sun really does make the bronze equestrian statue of King Henri IV stand out, as you can tell from this high definition photo, which we took while visiting the Ile de la Cite island, having gone across one part of the Pont Neuf bridge that was completed during this kings reign, yet as we mentioned before, this is a completely identical copy produced by Francois-Frederic Lemot after the original was destroyed during the French Revolution.


Photo of inscription on the pedistal of King Henri IV statue on the Ile de la Cite Island

Iscription On The King Henri IV Statue


Here you can see a picture of the bronze equestrian statue, and although you cannot see the rider as we were looking face on towards the Square du Vert Galant, it is actually of King Henri IV, and on the pedestal base you will see there is an inscription, which at the very top it reads Henri The Great, which is what he was often referred to as, plus although hard to make out, there are Roman numerals stating when this replica was put back in place.


King Henri IV portrayed in his armour sitting on his horse

King Henri IV Sitting On His Horse


Now, this close up HD photo of the bronze equestrian statue of King Henri IV, who was often known as the King of Navarre, shows him portrayed in his armour sitting astride his horse, which is the same pose as the original that was produced for Marie de Medici by a pupil of Michelangelo way back in the 1600s.


HD photo of bas relief on the King Henri IV statue

Bas Relief On King Henri IV Statue


Also when visiting the statue of king Henri IV, and as you can see from this close up photo above, you will find two bas reliefs that are located on either side of the pedestal base of the statue, and in this high definition picture we took, you can see the bas relief that depicts King Henri IV providing food to his people in the city, as he felt that no person in his kingdom should go without.


In this picture you can see the King Henri IV statue facing Place Dauphine on the Ile de la Cite Island

King Henri IV Statue Facing Place Dauphine


While we were standing on the bank of the River Seine we took this photo of the equestrian statue of King Henri IV that you can see facing the Place Dauphine with its two virtually identical houses that mark its entrance and was named after his son, yet you can also see a part of the Pont Neuf bridge, which he named, along with the start of the Square du Vert Galant, which was also named after this king and where the sightseeing boat tour company you can see in this image has their dock.


Front view of the King Henri IV statue on the Pont Neuf

King Henri IV Statue On Pont Neuf


Even though the original equestrian statue of King Henri IV was melted down during the French Revolution in 1792, an exact replica was reproduced by Francois-Frederic Lemot and put in place in 1818, which is the same bronze statue that you can see in this photo and you can still visit this monument today in the middle of the Pont Neuf bridge, which the king named himself.





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  -  Photos of Place Dauphine Square
  -  Photos of Square du Vert Galant
  -  Photos of Pont Neuf Bridge
  -  Photos of Vedettes du Pont Neuf


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