HD photographs of the Pulpit sculptures inside Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1083

We were within the Eglise Saint-Roch in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing La Chaire, or the Pulpit, along with its sculptures including L'Abat-son, or L'Abat Voix, the Caryatids and the Reliefs of the Vat.

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Gilded L'Abat-son sculpture, Eglise Saint-Roch, Paris
This first HD photo shows an ornate sculpture above the pulpit in the Eglise Saint-Roch, which was designed to be a part of it by the sculptor Simon Challe back in the 1700s and is referred to as L'Abat-son or L'Abat Voix, which in English translates to The Shade or The Voice.
Pulpit with sculptures in the Eglise Saint-Roch
Simon Challe, who was born in Paris in 1719 studied to become a French sculptor, winning the Prix de Rome in 1743 and furthered his studies in Italy before returning to Paris, when he was commissioned to produce the pulpit, which took between the years of 1752 and 1758, which including the caryatids and bas reliefs you can see here.
Gilded bas reliefs of virtues around pulpit in Eglise Saint-Roch
Yet here you can see some of the gilded bas reliefs that are located around the Vat, which combine theological and cardinal virtues, being Justice, Force, Faith, Hope and Charity, along with this one that has three figures relating to Truth and Temperance.
Pulpit Carved Wooden Caryatids Inside Eglise Saint-Roch
However, this next image shows the carved wooden caryatids at the base of the Pulpit called La Chaire in French, and this entire part of the Eglise Saint-Roch has a full title of La chaire a precher de la nef, which in English translates to The pulpit to preach from the nave, where it is located.
Gilded L'Abat Voix by French sculptor Simon Challe
Now during the French Revolution the Eglise Saint-Roch saw much destruction and many of its original statues, paintings and sculptures were destroyed, and the L'Abat-son or L'Abat Voix by Simon Challe is the only part of the original pulpit to survive the Revolution, with its drapery and the figure holding a trumpet.
Justice and Force gilded Pulpit bas Reliefs by Constant Delaperche
In fact, designed in a classical way, the gilded bas reliefs were actually replaced after the Revolution by Constant Delaperche, who was born in Paris in 1790 and was a painter as well as a sculptor studying under David d'Angers, and you can see two of these here with the square one called Justice and the curved one being called Force, plus Constant Delaperche produced other art works for the Saint-Roch Church in Paris.
Wooden carved Cardinal Virtue sculpture Caryatids by Gabriel Rispal
But the original Evangelists that were designed by Simon Challe in the mid 1700s were replaced after the French Revolution by Constant Delaperche, and then in the 1900s they were replaced again by these beautifully carved wooden caryatids that also illustrate the Cardinal Virtues, which was by Gabriel Rispal who studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor.
Truth Raising the Veil of the Error sculpture in Eglise Saint-Roch
Therefore, as you have realised, even though La chaire a precher de la nef or in English, The pulpit to preach from the Nave has changed over the centuries, certain parts still remain true to the concept and production by Simon Challe, in a baroque style, which includes this ornate sculpture that was designed to be a figure holding a trumpet embodying Truth Raising the Veil of the Error.
Wooden Caryatid sculptures supporting the vat in Eglise Saint-Roch
Although this photograph shows some of the different carved wooden caryatids by Gabriel Rispal, which are located by the base of the pulpit, and in architectural terms, these are meant to support an entablature or something above, hence why they look like they are supporting the vat where the preacher would stand.
Right side wooden Caryatids in nave of Eglise Saint-Roch
And if you wish to see statues, sculptures and paintings located within the Eglise Saint-Roch, many of which are classified as historical monuments in their own right, you would need to enter the church from the Rue Saint-Honore, where La Chaire can be found in the nave section in the first central part before the transept between the different chapels that are located on the outside edges.

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

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Eglise Saint-Roch statues and sculptures

irgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus
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
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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