HD photographs of Gustave Larroumet monument at Palais Royal - Page 1174

We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Palais Royal, when we took these high definition photos showing a bust statue of Gustave Larroumet, which was sculpted by Paul Roussel.

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Gustave Larroumet bust statue, Palais Royal, Paris
Classed as a monument, this first HD photo shows a bust style statue positioned on a pedestal within in an alcove in a gallery of the Palais Royal by the Comedie Francaise, and depicting Gustave Larroumet, this was produced in marble back in 1906 and placed on a stone pedestal.
Gustave Larroumet statue by French artist Paul Roussel
Yet this next photograph shows a close up of the bust depicting Gustave Larroumet, along with his year of birth and death above, being 1852 through to 1903, and receiving a Grammar Aggregation, which is a competition to become a professor, he became a Doctor of Letters and a Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Gustave Larroumet marble bust statue at Palais Royal
Gustave Larroumet wrote many books as an art critic, literature critic, being elected as a member of the Academie des Beaux Arts, yet also became a senior French official and was awarded honours such as a Commander of the Legion of Honour and a Chevalier des Palmes Academiques.
Left side of Gustave Larroumet monument by architect Rene Patouillard-Demoriane
Now this particular statue recognition called the Buste de Gustave Larroumet in French, was designed by the architect Rene Patouillard-Demoriane, yet the bust was commissioned to the French sculptor Paul Roussel, who was born in Paris in 1867.
Gustave Larroumet with 1852-1903 birth and death inscription
And the fact that Gustave Larroumet wrote about plays and people such as Molliere and Victor Hugo, it was apt that this bust statue would be placed by the Comedie Francaise at the Palais Royal, which is located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.
Paul Roussel sculpteur 1906 inscription on Gustave Larroumet monument
But getting back to the artist, in the above image you can see a close up of where his name, along with the word sculptor, and the year 1906 has been inscribed on the pedestal base below the marble statue, and Paul Roussel was actually commissioned by the French state to produce many different monuments, having won the Prix de Rome in 1895 and furthered his studies at the Villa Medici French Academy in Rome, Italy.
Rene Patouillard-Demoriane Architect inscription on Gustave Larroumet pedestal
However, here is another close up photograph showing an inscription located on the pedestal base of the bust, which provides the name of the architect, being Rene Patouillard-Demoriane as we mentioned before, who was born in Toulouse in 1867 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, winning the Prix de Rome for Architecture.
Right side of Gustave Larroumet marble bust and stone pedestal
In fact, with a full name of Rene Auguste Gaston Antoine Patouillard-Demoriane, he was able to further his studies at the Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome, where he resided between 1895 and 1899, and upon his return, received numerous commissions including this one for the design of the Bust of Gustave Larroumet.
Left side of Gustave Larroumet Monument at Palais Royal, Paris
And here you can see another angle showing the Bust of Gustave Larroumet by Paul Roussel who exhibited works at the Paris Salons for French Artists and abroad in places such as London and Brussels, gaining much recognition throughout his career, including receiving the Legion of Honour, but he passed away at the age of 60 in 1928.

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