HD photos of the Horses of Saint Mark statues on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris - Page 207
While we were visiting the Tuileries gardens in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photographs showing the bronze quadriga statues by Baron Francois Joseph Bosio that are found on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.
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This first close up photo shows the quadriga that are on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which are often referred to as the Horses of Saint Mark, or Horses of San Marco, and this bronze statue group you can see in these images are a copy of the originals, which were produced by the artist Baron Francois Joseph Bosio in 1828 commemorating the Restoration.
Now, it was Napoleon Bonaparte that commissioned the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel to be constructed, and the original chariot with the four horses was actually taken from the Saint Mark Cathedral in Venice in one of his battles, but these were returned when the Empire fell in 1815, so the quadriga you can see today are copies of those Horses of Saint Mark, with the addition of the two allegorical gilded statues each side.
This is a photo we took showing the back of the statue group, or quadriga as it is known, and in this view you can only see two horses, yet it provides a good view of the chariot and the golden allegorical statues with their wings standing each side of the four horses, and these additional golden allegories were sculpted to represent Peace and Victory.
With this photo you can see a front view of the whole Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with the Horses of Saint Mark on top, and this is located between the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, and this triumphal arch with its statues are on the historical axis with Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees, which is the way we were looking when we took this photo.
We took this particular photo while standing way back in the Louvre museum main courtyard, to try and give more of a level view of this statue group on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and in fact, the bronze allegorical statue standing inside the chariot you can see today should have originally been a statue of Napoleon I, which was before his fall from power.
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