HD photographs of Le Commerce statue on Palais Royal - Page 1162



This time while we were at the Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Le Commerce, which was sculpted by Antoine Francois Gerard.

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Le Commerce statue, Palais Royal, Paris
Designed to represent a theme, this first HD photo shows an allegorical statue called Le Commerce, which was sculpted in stone in 1830 and measuring approximately 2.4 metres in height, this winged figure with two young children is positioned on the facade of the Palais Royal that faces into the inner courtyard and garden of the former royal palace.
Le Commerce statue by sculptor Antoine Francois Gerard
Now the above photograph shows a close up of The Commerce statue and the detailing that went into producing this, which was by Antoine Francois Gerard, who was born in Paris in 1760, and studying to become a French sculptor, he won the Prix de Rome in 1789, and upon his return from the French Academy in Italy, started to receive several commissions from the state.
Le Commerce statue on Palais Royal balustrade
You will find that this is one of four statues that Antoine Francois Gerard sculpted for the Palais Royal, although he also worked on many other tourist attractions in Paris including the Chapelle Expiatoire and the Palais du Louvre, and this allegorical statue, along with seven others on the facade were all restored to their former glory starting in 2001.
Palais Royal North facade with Le Commerce stone statue
So this particular section of the Palais Royal is now home to the Conseil d'Etat, which in English translates to Council of the State, and in this image you can see the right hand side facade with the statues positioned by the balustrade on the third level, with Le Commerce statue being located second from the left hand side.

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