HD photographs of the l'Amour Prisonnier statue in Jardin des Plantes Paris - Page 179

While we were visiting the rose garden inside Jardin des Plantes in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing the marble statue called l'Amour Prisonnier, which sits in amongst the roses in the middle of this garden area.

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l'Amour Prisonnier statue by French artist Felix Sanzel
This particular marble statue was produced by the French artist and sculptor Felix Sanzel, back in 1868, and it is called either l'Amour Prisonnier or more commonly, l'Amour Captif, which generally translates to Captive Love.
Captive Love statue Jardin des Plantes in Paris
Now as you can see from this photo, its name l'Amour Prisonnier or Captive Love, is very appropriate, as you can see a figure looking up longingly to another, and this statue was designed to represent Amour, the God of love, or the God of falling in love, looking up to a Satyr or Faune, who were mythical creatures with a human top half and goat bottom half, that were meant to scare people, yet look after human fertility.
Marble statue called l'Amour Captif
Also, as you can see in these photos, the marble statue has been placed right next to a rose bed, which is within the rosery section of the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens, again emphasising the romantic mature of this artistic sculpture by Felix Sanzel.
l'Amour Prisonnier statue from 1868 by Felix Sanzel
This is a side on photograph that we took to show another angle of the statue called l'Amour Captif, and as we mentioned before, this was produced by Felix Sanzel who was born in Paris in 1829, and he was awarded a medal for this piece of art when he exhibited the marble sculpture at a Paris Salon prior to it being installed in the Jardin des Plantes, which is where you can still discover this statue today.

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Jardin des Plantes, 57 Rue Cuvier / 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 2 Rue Buffon, Place Valhubert, 75005, Paris, Ile de France, France

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Jardin des Plantes statues

Denicheur d'Oursons
Jean Baptiste Lamarck
Emmanuel Fremiet
Stone Age bronze
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Venus Genetrix
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l'Histoire Naturelle

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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
Rene Just Hauy
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
Alexandre Brogniate
Jean-Baptiste Chevalier de Lamarck
Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Georges Cuvier
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Guy-Crescent Fagon
Guy de la Brosse

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