HD photographs of l'Histoire statue by A Gerard at Place du Carrousel - Page 101

This time we were still within the 1st Arrondissement but looking at another tourist attraction in Paris and the statues around it, so we took these high definition photos showing the statue called l'Histoire by Antoine-Francois Gerard.

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1809 l'Histoire statue by artist Antoine-Francois Gerard
This first HD photo shows the stone statue called l'Histoire, which in English translates to The History, and this was produced by Antoine-Francois Gerard back in 1809 to go with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.
l'Histoire statue in Place du Carrousel
And in this image showing the full statue you can see by the people that this is positioned on the top of a very tall and large stone pedestal, and it is located to the left hand side of the Arc de Tiomphe du Carrousel as though you are looking towards the Tuileries Gardens from the Louvre Museum.
The History statue on stone pedestal
Now this was commissioned during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte and was put in position the year after the triumphal arch was finished, and this is actually within an area called the Place du Carrousel, which is a section in between the Jardin des Tuileries and the Cour Napoleon of the Musee du Louvre.
l'Histoire statue north side
Yet this next high definition photo shows a close up of the statue from a side angle, which was produced by Antoine-Francois Gerard who was born in Paris in 1760, and after winning the Prix de Rome, spent four years in Italy before returning to Paris, and during the Empire received numerous commissions.
l'Histoire statue south side
And in this next image you can see the opposite side of the statue called l'Histoire, which shows the detailing and skill by the artist Antoine-Francois Gerard, who also worked on the more famous tourist attraction in Paris called the Arc de Triomphe, that was also constructed upon the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte, even though he never saw this particular triumphal arch completed.
Allegorical statue named l'Histoire
So, along with bas reliefs and allegorical statues for these two triumphal arches, Antoine Francois Gerard worked on other monuments such as the Vendome Column, but then in later years devoted himself to prints prior to passing away in Paris in the September of 1843.
The History statue at Place du Carrousel
Now this next HD photo shows a completely different view of The History statue, which as you can see, even has a door enabling certain people to get inside the large pedestal base of the statue.
Place du Carrousel and statue The History
And l'Histoire, or The History, is known as an allegorical statue, which basically means that the statue is designed to represent something or be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning that you would not normally think of.
l'Histoire statue west side view
So in this instance, the artist designed this allegory to represent a statue relating to history, and it is more mythical rather than factual, as you can see from this close up HD photo showing the back of l'Histoire with the wings.
Information plaque on l'Histoire statue
But in this last image you can see the plaque that is located on the base of the l'Histoire statue, which as you can see, mentioned the artist, the name, when it was executed, in other words sculpted and produced, plus the fact that it is made of stone and the last part relates to the inventory number.

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