HD photographs of La Paix de 1815 sculpture on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris - Page 25



We were in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris at the Place Charles de Gaulle admiring the enormous Arc de Triomphe, when we took these high definition photos showing a sculpture called La Paix de 1815, which was produced by Antoine Etex.

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La Paix de 1815 sculpture on the Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe was originally commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and you will find that there are four main sculptures adorning the outside of the columns and this first HD photo shows the sculpture called La Paix de 1815, which in English translates to The Peace of 1815.
La Paix de 1815 sculpture by French sculptor Antoine Etex
Although the triumphal arch was original commissioned back in 1806, work was halted several times and it took until the 1830s to fully complete, with some of the most well recognised French sculptors of the time being commissioned for different decorative elements, including Antoine Etex who produced two of the main sculptural groups.
Arc de Triomphe north west column with La Paix de 1815 sculpture
So this photograph shows the position of La Paix de 1815, which is on the left hand side outer column as you are looking at the Arc de Triomphe as though facing towards the Avenue des Champs Elysees, with the Avenue de la Grande Armee behind you.
The Treaty of Paris 1815 sculpture on the Arc de Triomphe
However, the close up photo above shows some of the detailing that went into producing this sculptural group, which was designed as an allegory to represent The Treaty of Paris in 1815, and is in a style referred to as a high relief, making it look more like an actual statue.
Farmer statue within La Paix de 1815 sculpture at Arc de Triomphe
We mentioned earlier that The Peace of 1815, also sometimes referred to as just The Peace, was produced by Antoine Etex, who was born in Paris in 1808 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1824, studying under James Pradier to become a French sculptor, also being able to further his studies in Rome for two years prior to returning to Paris.
Woman and child statues within La Paix de 1815 sculpture
Upon his return in 1833, Antoine Etex received the commission for La Paix de 1815 to be placed on the Arc de Triomphe, along with a second called La Resistance de 1814, and both of these are located on the pillars of the triumphal arch on the same side that faces the Avenue de la Grande Armee.
Arc de Triomphe north west corner with La Paix de 1815 sculpture
And here you can see the enormous undertaking for The Peace of 1815 as well as the second for the Arc de Triomphe, which are made of stone and took between 1833 and 1836 to complete, yet Antoine Etex went on to receive numerous other commissions for tourist attractions such as the Eglise de la Madeleine and the Palais du Louvre, along with funerary monuments, many of which can be found at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

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