HD photographs of Fontaine du Bassin Soufflot statue at Place Edmond Rostand - Page 626
We were in the 6th Arrondissement at the Place Edmond Rostand when we took these high definition photos showing the Fontaine du Bassin Soufflot constructed by Gabriel Davioud and the centre statue sculpted by Gustave Crauk.
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This first HD photo shows the ornate statue located in the centre of the Fontaine du Bassin Soufflot, which was constructed during the reign of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte when much of Paris was being reconstructed, and although the basin or pool was put in place in 1862, it was a couple of years later that the statue was installed.
Now the fountain was named after the Rue Soufflot that travels from the Place Edmond Rostand up to the famous tourist attraction in Paris called The Pantheon, which is the street and building that you can see in this image when you are looking at the back of the statue.
However, when you are looking at the front view of the statue that was produced in bronze in 1862, but not installed until 1864, you will see the railings behind that lead you into another very well known tourist attraction called the Jardin du Luxembourg.
So getting back to the Fontaine du Bassin Soufflot, this was actually designed by Gabriel Davioud who was an architect, becoming the Inspector General of architectural works for the city of Paris, and he worked closely with Baron Haussmann on numerous different projects including theatres and other fountains to enrich the capital of France.
Yet Gabriel Davioud entrusted the statue to Gustave Crauk, sometimes spelt Crauck, who was born in 1827, initially studying in his home town of Valenciennes with Jean Baptiste Carpeaux before entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris under James Pradier, winning the Prix de Rome in 1851.
Upon his return from Italy, Gustave Crauk started to receive numerous public commissions for different statues, busts and monuments including this bronze statue within the fountain at the Place Edmond Rostand, named after a French poet, but many of his works are found within his home town of Valenciennes including an electroplated sketch of this particular statue.
And even though the water fountain was not operating at the time, this last photo shows a slightly different angle again of the bronze sculpture within the Fontaine du Bassin Soufflot, based on a mythical theme with a man and woman holding up a large shell.
Place Edmond Rostand
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