HD photographs of Jules Massenet monument inside Luxembourg Gardens in Paris - Page 305

Still within the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos of one of the many statues located within this free public park, which is a monument dedicated to Jules Massenet.

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Jules Massenet monument within Luxembourg Gardens
So this first image shows the Massenet monument, which was designed by the architect Joseph Albert Tournaire who was born in Nice in 1862 and passed away in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris in 1958, having designed numerous different building and monuments throughout his long and successful career.
Jardin du Luxembourg Jules Massenet monument
Now this next HD photo shows the location of this monument, which as you can tell is surrounded by greenery and partially hidden by bushes, and it is located on the western side of the Luxembourg gardens very close to the perimeter and the Rue Guynemer.
Marble Jules Massenet monument in Paris
And as we mentioned earlier, this monument is dedicated to Jules Massenet, who was born in Montaud, near Saint-Etienne on 12th May 1842 and became a renowned French composer who is most well known for his operas such as Manon and Don Quixote, although he also composed ballets, orchestral music, etc, and wrote over forty stage works between 1867 and when he passed away in Paris on 13th August 1912.
Lady statue on Jules Massenet monument
This next photograph shows the statue of a lady, which was sculpted in marble to represent a leading lady in an opera that Massenet composed, and the statue of the woman is a height of 2.1 metres in itself, although the whole monument stands at a height of 4.8 metres.
Massenet bust carving
And in this photo you can see the carving showing the bust of Massenet with his surname underneath, and the task of producing the statue was commissioned to the French sculptor Raoul Verlet, who was born in Angouleme in September 1857, yet he passed away in Cannes in 1923 prior to this monument being completed.
Massenet monument by R Verlet and P Gasq
So the task of completing this particular monument and statue came down to the French sculptor Paul Jean-Baptiste Gasq who was born in Dijon in 1860, and he produced numerous marble monuments and statues during his career prior to passing away in 1944.
West side of lady statue on Massenet monument
And the Massenet monument was eventually inaugurated on 21st October 1926, within the Jardin du Luxembourg, in the presence of Edouard Herriot, who was the Minister of Education and Fine Arts at the time.
Jules Massenet monument west side
Although, as you can see for this photo, the marble statue and monument is now partially covered by trees and bushes, which have grown considerably since it was first put in place.
Back view of Jules Massenet monument
But this last image shows some of the back of the stele, which is what a memorial monument or commemorative statue is often called, and generally, like this one dedicated to the French composer Jules Massenet, they are normally far taller than they are wide.

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Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Medicis / Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, Ile de France, France

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