HD photographs of Hannibal statue inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 112
We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Jardin des Tuileries when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Hannibal, which was sculpted by Sebastien Slodtz.
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This first HD photo shows the statue of Hannibal, which is spelt Annibal in French, yet the full title for this piece of art is Hannibal Barca counting the rings of the Roman knights killed at the Battle of Cannae, which was originally commissioned for the garden of the Chateau de Versailles.
Now this statue of Hannibal was originally produced as a model by the French sculptor Francois Girardon, who was awarded an immense amount of work for the impressive Chateau de Versailles, yet it was Sebastien Slodtz that went on to produce a larger model between 1687 and 1688.
Yet it was between the years 1687 and 1704 that the full size marble statue of Hannibal was produced by Sebastien Slodtz, and in this close up photo you can see some of the detailing that went into producing this, which was intended to be placed on the driveway of the famous castle alongside a statue of Julius Caesar.
However, both of these marble statues were taken to the Jardin des Tuileries in 1722 and placed within the former royal garden of the Tuileries Palace, being positioned on a large pedestal base along the Grand Allee section of the garden that had only recently been redesigned by Andre Le Notre.
But the statue you can see here is not the original marble, as this is an exact copy, or moulding, spelt Moulage in French, and the original was placed within the famous tourist attraction in Paris called the Musee du Louvre, which was so this could be preserved for future generations to enjoy, and this comes under the Inventory No MR 2093.
Hannibal or Hannibal Barca was a Punic Carthaginian recognised as one of the greatest military commanders in his history, following in his fathers footsteps from when Hamilcar Barca was a commander during the First Punic War, and one of the most recognised achievements for Hannibal were the victories he achieved at the start of the Second Punic War.
Therefore over the centuries there have been numerous statues and sculptures produced depicting Hannibal, and as we have mentioned this was sculpted by Sebastien Slodtz who worked on decorative elements for the Chateau de Versailles, the Jardin des Tuileries, Les Invalides, the Eglise Val-de-Grace and the former Marly Chateau that has since been demolished.
And in this close up HD photo of the Hannibal Barca counting the rings of the Roman knights killed at the Battle of Cannae statue you can see some more detailing Sebastien Slodtz sculpted by the base of this with a bird and the style of footwear Hannibal would have worn.
But here you can see the plaque located on the pedestal base of the Hannibal statue, and as you can see, it shows Sebastien Slodtz was born in Anvers in 1655, and this is actually Antwerp in Belgium, yet passed away in his adopted country in Paris in 1726, which is where he worked for most of his life.
This close up photograph shows where the artist has inscribed his name as Seb Slodtz onto the base of the statue along with the year 1722, and this is positioned below the vase on the left hand side of the statue if you are looking at Hannibal front on.
Although, this photo shows an entire side view of the statue called Hannibal Barca counting the rings of the Roman knights killed at the Battle of Cannae, who is probably the most famous Tunisian that is studied in history classes throughout the world.
So this particular statue of Hannibal can be found within the Grand Allee area of the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement, although if you wished to see the original, as we mentioned before, this is now within the famous Louvre Museum located at the end of this garden.
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Photos of Joan of Arc statue
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