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HD photographs of Saint Mathieu statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 999



We were in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris at the Eglise de la Madeleine, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue depicting Saint Mathieu, which was sculpted by Louis Desprez.

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Saint Mathieu Statue On North Facade Of Eglise De La Madeleine

This first HD photo shows a statue within a niche on the facade of the Madeleine church that was commissioned to Louis Desprez by the French state, and sculpted in 1837, this depicts Saint Mathieu, which in English is Saint Matthew, and can be seen on the back facade with three other Evangelists.

Saint Mathieu Statue By Sculptor Louis Desprez

Here you can see a close up showing the detailing on the top part of the Saint Mathieu statue, which was produced by Louis Desprez who was born in Paris in 1799 and studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor, he won the Prix de Rome in 1826, which then led to numerous different commissions and orders.

Many of his statues and sculptures can be found within museums in France, yet others can be seen at tourist attractions around Paris such as The Louvre along with numerous figures for churches including this one and on the Eglise Saint Germain l'Auxerrois.

Saint Mathieu Inscription On Base Of Statue

But here you can see a close up photograph showing the name inscribed on the base of the statue depicting Saint Matthew, which of course is written in French, and initially he was a tax collector, yet became classed as a disciple of Jesus after his calling.

And referred to as the Patron Saint of Bankers, his feast day according to Roman Catholic religion is 21st September, although there are no records to define this as the date of his passing, but he is venerated as a Saint in other religions as well such as Eastern Orthodox and Anglican churches, yet the feast day is different.




Other statues and sculptures on Madeleine Church


  -  Le Jugement Dernier
  -  Saint Michel
  -  Saint Denis
  -  Sainte Anne
  -  Saint Charles de Borromee
  -  Saint Elisabeth
  -  Saint Ferdinand
  -  Saint Christine
  -  Saint Jerome
  -  Saint Jeanne de Valois
  -  Sainte Gregoire
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  L'Ange Gardien
  -  Latin Dedication
  -  Saint Marc
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  Saint Agnes
  -  St Gregoire de Tours
  -  Sainte Agathe
  -  Saint Martin of Tours
  -  Sainte Helene
  -  Saint Francois de Sales
  -  Saint Adelaide
  -  Saint Irenee
  -  Sainte Cecile
  -  Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
  -  Saint Therese
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Saint Gabriel

Related information

  -  Madeleine Square

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Maxim's museum
  -  Fauchon Shop
  -  Musee Pierre Marly
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden


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