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HD photos of the Denicheur d'Oursons statue inside Jardin des Plantes Paris - Page 154

While we were within the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photographs of the bronze statue called Denicheur d'Oursons, or The Bear Cub Thief, which was produced by the artist Emmanuel Fremiet in the 1800s.

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Denicheur d Oursons Statue By Emmanuel Fremiet

In this photo you can see the impressive details of the bears face that Emmanuel Fremiet managed to capture in this statue that he specifically produced for the Jardin des Plantes, and in fact, this artist took over from Antoine-Louis Barye as professor of animal drawing at the Natural History Museum in Paris.

Denicheur d Oursons Statue In Jardin Des Plantes

The above HD photograph shows the impressive impact of this bronze wild animal statue within its surroundings, which was produced by Emmanuel Fremiet in 1885, and as you can tell, it is protected by a fence, but in an area where you can enjoy a lovely picnic at the park benches within the Jardin des Plantes.

The Bear Cub Thief By Emmanuel Fremiet

This view of the bronze statue in Paris shows the female bear gripping the man, who is depicted as a hunter that has just killed her bear cub, which you can also see in this image, and it has been sculpted as though the cub is being dragged by the hunter.

The Bear Cub On Denicheur d Oursons Statue

Here you can see a close up photo we took showing the dead bear cub being dragged by the man, and at the bottom right hand side of the statue you can see a name that states Denicheur d'Oursons, which generally translates in English to The Bear Cub Thief, and this impressive statue is designed to tell the story of a hunter that has killed a bear cub, and is now getting mauled by the mother.

1885 Bronze Statue Denicheur d Oursons

Le Denicheur d'Oursons is an impressive statue that has a lot of meaning, and if you look very carefully at the neck of the bear, you will see there is a knife where the hunter has also tried to kill the mother bear after being attacked due to killing the bear cub, but it appears that the bear is winning the battle, especially with his jaw open and teeth showing ready to bite.

Name Engraving On The Bear Cub Thief Statue

Le Denicheur d'Oursons, was just one of the animal statues that this artist produced and he became renowned for wild animal sculptures, even though he also produced Napoleonic statues as well, and Fremiet always gave each statue a specific name, just like this one of the Bear Cub Thief in the Jardin des Plantes.

E Fremiet Engraving On Statue

This particular close up photo shows the bottom of one side of the bronze statue where you can see the letters E Fremiet carved into the designed, which is the name of renowned animal artist Emmanuel Fremiet who was born in Paris in the December of 1824.

Emmanuel Fremiet Denicheur d Oursons Statue

To discover the Le Denicheur d'Oursons statue for yourself, it is located on north west side of the botanical gardens of Jardin des Plantes, which is within the 5th Arrondissement of Paris only a short walk away from the Gare de d’Austerlitz train station.

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  -  Visiting Jardin des Plantes
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