HD photographs of Saint Honore statue on Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1058

While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Eglise Saint-Roch, we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Saint Honore, which was sculpted by Eugene Antoine Aizelin.

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Saint Honore statue, Eglise Saint-Roch, Paris
This first HD photo shows a statue depicting Saint Honore, also known as Saint Honoratus of Amiens, who became the seventh Bishop of Amiens and according to legend, when his nursemaid first heard of him being elected bishop, she was making bread, remarking that the only way she would believe it was for the peel she was using would turn into a tree, and apparently it did grow into a mulberry tree that gave fruit as well as flowers.
Saint Honore statue by Eugene Antoine Aizelin
So this close up photo shows Saint Honoratus of Amiens holding a loaf of bread, and he became recognised as the Patron Saint of Bakers, and in fact, a baker donated some land to the city of Paris in 1202 so that a chapel could be constructed in his honour, with bakers establishing a guild within this church in 1400.

Then in 1659 King Louis XIV ordered every baker to observe the Catholic feast day of Saint Honore on 16th May by giving donations of bread to the community and thus honouring this saint.
Saint Honore statue right side of Eglise Saint-Roch doors
Now the statue of Saint Honore was produced in stone in 1873 by Eugene Antoine Aizelin who was born in Paris in 1821 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor under the direction of people such as Jules Ramey and Auguste Dumont.

Starting to present works at the Salons for French artists from 1852 right through to 1897 and also participating in many Universal Exhibitions, Eugene Aizelin became well recognised, receiving numerous public commissions for tourist attractions including the Palais Garnier, Hotel de Ville, Musee du Louvre and this one on the Eglise Saint-Roch to name a few.
South facade of Eglise Saint-Roch and Saint Honore statue
You will find that the Eglise Saint-Roch is located on the Rue Saint-Honore and this particular street was actually named after Saint Honoratus of Amiens who is also the Patron Saint of confectioners and pastry chefs, with even a cake being named after him, and as you can tell from this photograph, this stone statue by Eugene Aizelin is positioned on a pedestal on the facade of this church between the columns of the lower level, to the right hand side of the main doors.

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Address and contact details

Eglise Saint-Roch, 296 Rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 42 44 13 20

Eglise Saint-Roch statues and sculptures

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Gilded Gloire Divine
Sainte Barbe
Saint Jerome
Music Lectern and eagle
Sainte Jeanne d'Arc
Jesus Accable d'Outrages
Jesus devant Caiphe
Saint Expedit
Saint Joseph
Jesus trahi par Judas
Andre Le Notre
Saint Michael
Saint Andre
Historical bishop
Jesus au jardin des oliviers
Monument de l'Abbe de l'Epee
Pulpit sculptures
Wall of the Deportation
La Pieta
Pierre Mignard
Saint Rita of Cascia
Mme la Live de Jully
Baptism of Jesus
La Fontaine Baptismale
Les Peres de l’Eglise
Sainte Clotilde
Saint Roch
Sainte Genevieve
Fathers of the Church
Monument du Henri de Lorraine
Claude Francois Bidal
Monument to Charles, Duc de Crequy
Francois de Crequy
Cardinal Guillaume Dubois
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
Saint Jean Vianney Cure d'Ars
Crucifixion of Jesus
Saint Francis de Sales
Saint Gregoire le Grand
Jesus Couronne d'Epines
Saint kneeling
Jesus Presente au Peuple
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Sainte Anne
Saint Anthony of Padua
Jesus Condamne a Mort
Jesus Portant sa Croix

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