HD photographs of Saint Honore statue on Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1058
While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Eglise Saint-Roch, we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Saint Honore, which was sculpted by Eugene Antoine Aizelin.
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This first HD photo shows a statue depicting Saint Honore, also known as Saint Honoratus of Amiens, who became the seventh Bishop of Amiens and according to legend, when his nursemaid first heard of him being elected bishop, she was making bread, remarking that the only way she would believe it was for the peel she was using would turn into a tree, and apparently it did grow into a mulberry tree that gave fruit as well as flowers.
So this close up photo shows Saint Honoratus of Amiens holding a loaf of bread, and he became recognised as the Patron Saint of Bakers, and in fact, a baker donated some land to the city of Paris in 1202 so that a chapel could be constructed in his honour, with bakers establishing a guild within this church in 1400.
Then in 1659 King Louis XIV ordered every baker to observe the Catholic feast day of Saint Honore on 16th May by giving donations of bread to the community and thus honouring this saint.
Now the statue of Saint Honore was produced in stone in 1873 by Eugene Antoine Aizelin who was born in Paris in 1821 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor under the direction of people such as Jules Ramey and Auguste Dumont.
Starting to present works at the Salons for French artists from 1852 right through to 1897 and also participating in many Universal Exhibitions, Eugene Aizelin became well recognised, receiving numerous public commissions for tourist attractions including the Palais Garnier, Hotel de Ville, Musee du Louvre and this one on the Eglise Saint-Roch to name a few.
You will find that the Eglise Saint-Roch is located on the Rue Saint-Honore and this particular street was actually named after Saint Honoratus of Amiens who is also the Patron Saint of confectioners and pastry chefs, with even a cake being named after him, and as you can tell from this photograph, this stone statue by Eugene Aizelin is positioned on a pedestal on the facade of this church between the columns of the lower level, to the right hand side of the main doors.
Tourist attractions close by
Joan of Arc statue
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Musee du Louvre
Place des Victoires
Place de la Concorde
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