HD photographs of Saint Jerome statue inside Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1074

We were at the Eglise Saint-Roch in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue depicting Saint Jerome, which was sculpted by Lambert Sigisbert Adam, known as Adam the Elder.

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Saint Jerome statue by sculptor Lambert Sigisbert Adam
This first HD photo shows the statue of Saint Jerome who was born in around 347 and became a priest, theologian and historian, who is most well recognised for his writings including translating much of the bible into Latin, which became known as the Vulgate, and is venerated as a saint within the Roman Catholic Church.
Chapel of the Virgin with Saint Jerome statue on left side
Now here you can see the location of the Saint Jerome statue located within the Eglise Saint-Roch to the left hand side of La Chapelle de la Vierge, which in English translates to the Chapel of the Virgin, that was constructed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart at the start of the 1700s for this historical church on the Rue Saint-Honore, and this statue was constructed in marble in 1752.
Eglise Saint-Roch statue of Saint Jerome in Chapel of the Virgin
The statue of Saint Jerome was produced by Lambert Sigisbert Adam, who was born in Nancy in 1700 and followed in his fathers footsteps to become a French sculptor, yet his two younger brothers also became sculptors, so he became known as Adam the Elder, winning the Colbert Prize in 1723 that became referred to as the Prix de Rome.

Lambert Sigisbert Adam received several public commissions including from King Louis XV who presented some of the statues to Duke Frederick II, which are still to be found in Germany, although many of his works are now held within museums in France such as the Musee du Louvre and the Musee Carnavalet in Paris plus within his home town.
Saint Jerome statue on pedestal historical monument at Eglise Saint-Roch
You will find that this statue of Saint Jerome was produced in marble and being that he is classed as the Patron Saint of translators, librarians, students and encyclopaedists, also recognised as a Doctor of the Church in Roman Catholic Religion, this is why Saint Jerome has been depicted as though writing holding a writing implement like a quill in his right hand, and his feast day is celebrated on 30th September.
Tourist info board for Saint Jerome statue in Paris
However, in this photograph you can see the tourist information board that provides additional details about this particular Saint Jerome statue, which fortunately was saved from being destroyed during the French Revolution, although many art works within the Saint-Roch Church were destroyed.

So having been placed within the Museum of French Monuments in 1796, it was then proposed on 25th October 1804 that this along with three other marble statues should be assigned to the Eglise Saint-Roch, eventually reaching its new home on 28th March 1805 to replace some of those previously destroyed, and almost 100 years later, on 20th February 1905 it was classified as an historical monument.

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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

irgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus
Gilded Gloire Divine
Sainte Barbe
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
Saint Honore
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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