HD photographs of Marguerite d'Angouleme statue inside Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 385

This time while we were within the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is located in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Marguerite d'Angouleme, Queen of Navarre, by Joseph Stanislas Lescorne.

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Marguerite d'Angouleme statue at Jardin du Luxembourg
This first HD photo shows the marble statue of Marguerite d'Angouleme that stands at a height of 2.30 metres and is positioned on a stone base, and this is one of the series of statues called the Reines de France et Femmes Illustres, which translates in English to Queens of France and Famous Women, who were chosen by King Louis Philippe I.
Marguerite d'Angouleme statue on western terrace
And these statues were commissioned to go on the terraces of the Jardin du Luxemourg, looking out towards the formal central garden area with the grand bassin or pool, and this particular statue of Marguerite d'Angouleme is on the western terrace, which is to the left if you are looking in the direction of the Palais du Luxembourg, which is home to the French Senate, yet another popular tourist attraction in the same public park.
Luxembourg Gardens marble statue Marguerite d'Angouleme
So, it was back on the 18th February 1845 by virtue of a ministerial decree that the marble statue was commissioned for the sum of 12,000 French Francs to the artist Joseph Stanislas Lescorne, who was born in 1790, yet his name is sometimes spelt Joseph Stanislaus Lescornel.
Statue of Marguerite d'Angouleme by artist Joseph Stanislas Lescorne
Now this next photo shows a close view of the marble statue depicting Marguerite d'Angouleme, who is also known as Margaret of Navarre, and she was born in April 1492, and it was her brother Francois I that became King of France.
Marguerite d'Angouleme statue on stone base
Marguerite was initially forced to marry to Charles IV of Alencon for political reasons, yet compared to her upbringing and education including learning Latin, he was virtually illiterate, yet he die in 1525, and after this Margaret then married Henry II of Navarre, and hence why she is known as Queen of Navarre.
width="695" height="539"Inscription on Marguerite d'Angouleme statue
Marguerite was also considered one of the most intellectual women of her time and a patron of the arts, writing her own poems and plays prior to passing away in December 1449, as you can see from the close up HD photo here showing the plaque located on the base of the statue.
Jardin du Luxembourg Queen of Navarre statue
Yet apart from being intellectual, the Queen of Navarre was also classed as kind, helpful, and one of the most influential women in France, who even negotiated the release of her brother after Francois I was captured by the Spanish.

And during her second marriage she gave birth to a daughter by Henry II, who would become the future Jeanne III of Navarre, and Jeanne became the mother of the future Henry IV of France, hence Marguerite d'Angouleme was the ancestress of the Bourbon Kings of France.

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

Opening times (dawn to dusk)
7:30/8:30am to 4:30/9:30pm

Palais du Luxembourg statues

Clock bas reliefs
La Paix
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La Justice
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Marie de Medicis
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Marguerite de Provence
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Jose Maria de Heredia
Ossip Zadkine
Antoine Watteau
La Comtesse de Segur
Louis Ratisbonne
Charles Baudelaire
Ferdinand Fabre
Pierre Mendes France
Frederic Le Play
Hommage aux esclaves des colonies francaises

Antique statues

Marius debout sur les ruines de Carthage
Flore east
Diane a la Biche
Goddess of Love
Minerve a la Chouette
Junon, Reine du Ciel
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Venus au Dauphin
David vainqueur de Goliath

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Le Lion de Nubie et sa Proie
Harde de Cerfs
Joies de la Famille
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Psyche sous l'emprise du mystere
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La Femme aux Pommes
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Enfants supportant une vasque

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Jean Jacques Pradier
Jean Auguste Dominique
David d'Angers
Pierre Paul Prud'Hon
Francois Rude
Baron Antoine Gros

Related information

Map of Paris statues
Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg history
Jardin du Luxembourg map
Palais du Luxembourg
Palais du Luxembourg history
Palais du Luxembourg photos
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace history
Musee du Luxembourg
Musee du Luxembourg history
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Fontaine Medicis photos
Fontaine de Leda
Fontaine de Leda photos
Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
Pavillon Davioud
Pavillon Davioud photos
Beehives photos
L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
Orangerie photos
Rose garden
Flowers in Jardin du Luxembourg
250 year old orange tree
Historical tree

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Bus lines 21, 27
Bus line 38
Bus line 58
Bus lines 82, 83, 84, 89
Night bus line N14
Night bus line N21
Night bus line N122
RER Train line B

Attractions close by

Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Place Edmond-Rostand
Francois Garnier monument
Marechal Ney monument
La Closerie des Lilas restaurant
Musee Zadkine
Musee Bible et Terre Sainte
Eglise Saint Joseph des Carmes
Maison d’Auguste Comte
Refectoire des Cordeliers
Square Paul Painleve
The Pantheon
Musee Curie
Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
Musee de Cluny
La Coupole Brasserie
Musee du Compagnonnage
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont