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HD photographs of Saint Agnes statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 1007

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 Agnes, which was sculpted by Jean Bernard Duseigneur.

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Saint Agnes Statue On Eglise De La Madeleine

This first HD photo shows a statue of Saint Agnus located within a niche on the facade of the Eglise de la Madeleine, which was commissioned by the French state, and produced in stone back in 1839, this is one of thirty-four different statues all portraying saints.

Saint Agnes Statue By Sculptor Jean Bernard Duseigneur

Here you can see a close up photograph showing some of the detailing with Saint Agnus holding a lamb, which was produced by Jean Bernard Duseigneur who was born in Paris in 1808 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts studying to become a French sculptor.

Exhibiting works at the Paris Salons, Jean Bernard Duseigneur became well recognised and received numerous public commissions for tourist attractions such as The Louvre, churches like the Eglise Saint Roch and Tour Saint Jacques, along with many busts, some of which are now found at the Chateau de Versailles.

Saint Agnes Inscription On Statue Base

But getting back to this statue of St Agnes, in art she is always depicted as a young girl normally holding a lamb, which is a symbol of purity, and according to legend she was a beautiful girl from a wealthy family who wanted to remain pure, but perspective husbands got annoyed with her wishes and she was killed at the age of around 12 or 13.

Some accounts say that she was dragged through the streets naked and men that tried to rape her became instantly blind, so Agnes became a virgin martyr upon her death in 304, and venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic church, she is the patron saint of young girls, chastity and rape survivors, with her feast day being 21st January.

East Facade Of Eglise De La Madeleine With Saint Agnes Statue

So here you can see the location of the Saint Agnes statue with her holding a palm branch, which is a symbol used for many martyrs, and positioned within a niche on the portico facade of the Madeleine church, you can see the statue by looking between the Corinthian columns from the Place de la Madeleine.

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 Mathieu
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  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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