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HD photographs of La Bocca Della Verita statue by Jules Blanchard inside Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 258

This statue called La Bocca Della Verita is one of the more unusual statues that can be found within the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement, and this is located on the eastern side of these free public gardens close to the Boulevard Saint-Michel.

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La Bocca Della Verita Statue By Jules Blanchard

In this first photo you can see a mythological statue, which is called La Bocca Della Verita, which is in fact Italian, yet the French translation is La Bouche de la Verite, and in English this translates to The Mouth of Truth, which was sculpted by the artist Jules Blanchard.

Side View Of Bocca Della Verita Marble Statue

Here you can see a different angle of the Bocca Della Verita statue, which was made of marble and sits on a large stone base, and this was designed to represent a female figure putting her hand into the mouth of truth, yet if she was lying, in mythology the mouth would close, and a plaster model of this statue was sculpted then presented at a Paris Salon in 1879.

The Marble Statue La Bocca Della Verita

Now this is a closer photo we took of the statue called Bocca Della Verita, and this marble statue was commissioned to the artist Jules Blanchard under a ministerial decree that was dated 30 November 1871 and featured at the Paris Salon in 1872 Salon, it also reappeared at the 1878 Exposition Universelle, which was basically a World Exhibition in the city.

La Bocca Della Verita Statue And Stone Base

And in this image you can see more of the face that the naked young lady is putting her hand into, and this was designed to also represent a mirror on a column, and from Roman mythology this whole scene is meant to be depicting whether a person lies, which has been replicated the world over, by the mouth closing down, with the most famous Bocca Della Verita being in Rome.

Plaque For La Bocca Della Verita Statue

So in this last photograph you can see the plaque, or information board, which is located at the edge of the grass in front of the statue, and it explains the legend where you cannot remove the hand if you have lied, and as we have mentioned before, it was produced by the French sculptor Jules Blanchard who was born in 1832, but some of his main works were for the Hotel de Ville in Paris.

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  -  Photos of Jardin du Luxembourg
  -  Luxembourg Gardens
  -  History Of Luxembourg Gardens

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