HD photographs of Ronde d'Enfants statues on Nymphe Fluviale fountain in Paris - Page 1148



We were in the 1st Arrondissement at the Place Andre-Malraux when we took these high definition photos showing the Ronde d'Enfants statues on the Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Fluviale, which were sculpted by Charles Gauthier.

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Ronde d'Enfants statues, Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Fluviale
It was during the redevelopment of Paris by Baron Haussmann that numerous different decorative elements and embellishments were added to the city, and this first HD photo shows the Ronde d'Enfants, which in English translates to the Round of Children or Round of Infants that are on a Fontaine du Theatre-Francais.
One bronze Ronde d'Enfants statue on Fontaine Nymphe Fluviale
You will find that there are actually two fountains located in squares at the Place Andre-Malraux, which were designed by Gabriel Davioud, who was born in 1824 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, eventually becoming the Inspector General for Architectural Works in Paris and the Chief Architect for gardens and public places around the city.
Base of Fontaine Nymphe Fluviale with Ronde d'Enfants statues
The Fontaines du Theatre-Francais were actually named after the alternative name for the Comedie Francaise, which is a part of the building you can see behind the fountain in this photograph, and Gabriel Davioud designed numerous other fountains including the Fontaine Saint Michel, yet he always commissioned different sculptors to add the ornate decorations.
Ronde d'Enfants statues by French sculptor Charles Gauthier
The Ronde d'Enfants for this fountain named the Nymphe Fluviale, which relates to the allegorical statue on the top depicting a River Nymph, were sculpted by Charles Gauthier, who was born in 1831 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1854, studying under Francois Jouffroy to become a French sculptor, first exhibiting at the 1859 Salon for French artists.
Children statues on Nymphe Fluviale fountain in Paris
The Round of Infants, or small children sometimes referred to as cherubs, were produced in bronze by Charles Gauthier to go round the pedestal on the first level of the River Nymph Fountain of the French Theatre, which was created in conjunction with the Marine Nymph Fountain between 1867 and 1874.
Fountain pedestal with bronze child statue on Nymphe Fluviale
Yet here you can see a close up photo showing one of the Ronde d'Enfants, and Charles Gauthier received several different medals and awards throughout his career, also receiving the Legion of Honour, with some of his works now housed at tourist attractions such as the Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palais Garnier Opera House, Musee d'Orsay and the Eglise de la Trinite.
Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Fluviale designed by Gabriel Davioud
And the above image shows another view showing the Round of Children on the lower level of the fountain, yet the statue on top was produced by a completely different sculptor, and the second fountain also had two different sculptors commissioned for these elements.
Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Fluviale, Place Andre-Malraux
So here you can see the entire Fontaine du Theatre-Francais Nymphe Fluviale, which as we mentioned earlier, was one of the two designed by Gabriel Davioud, and this particular one is located between the Avenue de l'Opera and the Rue de Richelieu at the Place Andre Malraux in the 1st Arrondissement, and to give you even more of an idea, this is the fountain positioned closest to the Comedie Francaise.
Cherub statues at Place Andre-Malraux by the French Theatre in Paris
But here are three of the Ronde d'Enfants on the Nymphe Fluviale Fontaine du Theatre-Francais, which were sculpted in a neoclassical style and although both of the fountains are different, they complement each other, to provide decorative elements for what would otherwise have a been a rather boring intersection.

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