Photos of the Faune Dansant statue sculpted by Eugene Lequesne in Luxembourg Gardens Paris - Page 210



We took these high definition photographs showing one of the statues within the Luxembourg Gardens in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, which is called the Faune Dansant that was sculpted by Lequesne, and this bronze can be found near the entrance closest to Place Edmond-Rostand.

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Faune Dansant statue sculpted by Eugene Louis Lequesne
In this first image you can see the bronze statue of Faune Dansant, which translates in English to Dancing Faun, and standing at 2 metres not including the pedestal base, this was sculpted by the French artist Eugene Louis Lequesne in 1851.
Faune Dansant statue inside Luxembourg Gardens in Paris
On a large circular stone pedestal, the bronze statue of Faune Dansant is located within the middle of a well kept flowerbed, and this sculpture was inspired by the dancing faun that the artist discovered in 1830 while he was in Pompei and is exhibited within the Museum of Naples.
Luxembourg Gardens Faune Dansant statue by Eugene Lequesne
A faun is known as a Roman mythical rustic god associated with forests and enchanted woods, and has inspired many artists over the years to produce statues in a variety of forms, and this photo shows one of two called the Dancing Faun that Eugene Louis Lequesne produced.
Eugene Lequesne Faune Dansant statue in Paris
In this HD photo we took, you can see the side view of the Faune Dansant statue by Eugene Louis Lequesne, which he started to produce while in Rome, and originally a plaster model was put into an exhibition in 1850, then the bronze you can see here was exhibited in 1852, then again at the l'Exposition Universelle in 1855, before being placed permanently within the Jardin du Luxembourg.
E L Lequesne inscribed on Faune Dansant statue
With this close up photograph you can see the name of the French artist along with the date of 1851 on the bronze base of the statue, and although many places state that it was produced in 1850, this was when the statue was started, yet Lesquesne obviously must have only finished this in 1851.
Jardin du Luxembourgs Faune Dansant statue
In this photo you can see the view looking down the Jardin du Luxembourg past the statue of Faune Dansant down to the Luxembourg Palace with walkways on either side of the flower bed and lawns that you are not allowed to actually walk on.
Plaque on the Faune Dansant statue in Paris
With this next close up photograph you can see the statues plaque, which is located on the stone base that supports the statue, and as you can tell, it provides some information including the name of the artist who was born in Paris in 1815 and passed away in the same city in 1887, along with a brief description of how this statue came about, which we mentioned in one of the photos above.
Faune Dansant statue on its pedestal
This photo provides a greater perspective as to where the statue is located within the Luxembourg Gardens, as it is close to the entrance by the Place Edmond-Rostand, which you can see past the gilded topped railings that surround the park.
Faune Dansant statue with Palais Luxembourg behind
There are several works located in Paris, which were produced by Eugene Louis Lequesne, sometimes referred to as Le Quesne, who won the Prix de Rome, and was awarded the decoration of the Legion of Honour, yet there is also a second statue he sculpted called Faune Dansant, which is located in a museum in Bordeaux.

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