HD photographs of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans statue by Camille Demesnay in Luxembourg Gardens - Page 262

While we were within the Jardin du Luxembourg, we took these high definition photos of one of the Reines de France et Femmes Illustres, which is a marble statue depicting Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, Duchess of Montpensier, who was a French Princess.

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Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans statue by Camille Demesnay
In this first HD photo you can see the marble statue of Anne M L d'Orleans positioned on top of a tall stone pedestal, and this was produced by the French sculptor Camille Demesnay, after being provided a commission by King Louis-Philippe I and by virtue of a ministerial decree on 10th February 1846, for the sum of 12,000 French francs.
Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans statue in Luxembourg Gardens
Now the actual artist, Camille Demesnay was born in April 1815 in Besancon, and his father was a lawyer, so he went to Paris to study law, yet also studied sculpture, and decided upon a career as a French sculptor, even though he received his law degree, and presenting his works at Paris Salons, he received numerous commissions including some for the Palais du Louvre along with this statue, prior to returning to his home town, which is where he passed away in 1890.
Anne M L d'Orleans marble statue
And he produced numerous plaster models before starting on the final statue, and like this one of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, many were sculpted in marble, and once it was completed on 12th January 1848, it was exhibited at the Paris Salon in the same year, prior to being installed in the Luxembourg gardens, where it still remains today.
1848 statue of Anne M L d'Orleans
So King Louis Philippe I chose a statue of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, as she is most remembered for her role within the Fronde along with her memoires, even though she died unmarried and never became a queen, yet one of the greatest heiresses in French history, she was born in the May of 1627 and passed away in the April of 1693 and was known as the Duchess of Montpensier, La Grande Mademoiselle.
Statue of Anne M L d'Orleans
And according to the French Senate, this marble statue of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans by Camille Demesmay, stands at 2.5 metres in height, and although this French princess had several marriage proposals, she fell in love with a courtier that brought scandal to the court when she asked King Louis XIV for permission to marry him, and hence she never married, yet had a title of Granddaughter of France given to her by her uncle Louis XIII, which according to her memoirs she cherished.
Plaque on Anne M L d'Orleans statue
Unfortunately, the plaque that you can see in this last photo has become very faded over time, and even when up close, it is hard to read, yet you can find this marble statue on the eastern side of the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is actually the right hand side of the garden if you are looking towards the Palais du Luxembourg, located in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, and this is one of the twenty statues known as the Queens of France and Famous Women that surround the basin.

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Francois Rude
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Francois Garnier monument
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Musee du Compagnonnage
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