HD photographs of La Ville de Paris statue by L Petitot on the Pont du Carrousel - Page 291



We were walking along the banks of the River Seine when we took these high definition photos showing one of the four statues located on the Pont du Carrousel, and this one called La Ville de Paris by Louis Petitot can be found by the Port des Saints Peres in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris.

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La Ville de Paris statue on Pont du Carrousel
In this first photo you can see the stone statue called La Ville de Paris, which translates in English to the City of Paris, and this allegory is located on the left bank upstream of River Seine to the right hand side as you are looking at the Pont du Carrousel from the Port des Saints Peres.
La Ville de Paris statue on its stone base
The four different allegorical statues were created by Louis Petitot back in the 1840s and were originally to be presented on top of toll booths on the bridge, however, these statues were removed in 1906 when work was undertaken on the Pont du Carrousel, and were only put back in place in 1908 with the new exceedingly large stone pedestals and bases.
La Ville de Paris statue by Louis Petitot
And in this HD photo you can see the detail that went into producing the allegory of the City of Paris by Louis Petitot, who was born in Paris in 1794 and became a French sculptor winning the Prix de Rome in 1815, and he was awarded several public commissions for statues in the city including two at the Place de la Concorde and was named a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur prior to passing away in the same city in 1862.
Western side of La Ville de Paris statue
Now, as we mentioned earlier, there are four different allegory statues, and although this one with the crown represents the City of Paris, the one opposite on the left bank represents The River Seine, whereas the two nearest the Musee du Louvre represent Industry and Abundance.
1840s allegorical statue La Ville de Paris
Yet, this allegorical statue of La Ville de Paris, along with the other three were moved to their current locations in 1935 when the new Pont du Carrousel was constructed slightly further downstream to make it in line with one of the courtyard entrances, which was after the original bridge was deemed too unsafe, and now classed as historical monuments in Paris, these statues can still be viewed in all their glory.

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