HD photographs of the 1847 Marguerite de Provence statue inside Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 411

We were again within the famous tourist attraction of the Jardin du Luxembourg, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Marguerite de Provence, Queen of France, which was sculpted by Honore Jean Aristide Husson.

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Marguerite de Provence statue at Jardin du Luxembourg
This first HD photo shows the marble statue of Marguerite de Provence, that is one of the series of statues called the Reines de France et Femmes Illustres, which in English translates to Queens of France and Famous Women, and these were chosen by King Louis Philippe I.
Marguerite de Provence statue by artist Honore Husson
It was actually through a Ministerial decision dated 19th September 1843 that the statue was commissioned from the artist Honore Jean Aristide Husson for the sum of 12,000 French Francs, and it was completed on 7th January 1847 and exposed at the Paris Salon that same year, before being placed within the Luxembourg Gardens.
Name inscription on Marguerite de Provence statue
Now this next image shows a close up of where the artist has put his name and year of production on the base of the marble statue that measures a height of 2.3 metres, not including the base.

And Honore Jean Aristide Husson was born in Paris on 1st July 1803, and becoming a French sculptor, he won the Prix de Rome in 1830, which meant he subsequently spent four years studying in Rome before returning to the capital city where he received numerous commissions for different works.
1847 marble statue of Marguerite de Provence
So this next photograph shows the location of the statue depicting Marguerite de Provence, which is on the western terrace as though you are looking towards the Palais du Luxembourg, and as you can tell, there is another statue behind, and both of these are part of the Queens of France and Famous Women series.
Statue of Marguerite de Provence on pedestal
Margaret, or spelt Marguerite in French, was born in 1221 in Forcalquier, which is located in the Provence area of France, hence her title of Marguerite de Provence, and renowned for her grace and beauty Blanche of Castille thought she would be a good match for her son King Louis IX.

And it was on 27th May 1234 that Margaret became the wife of King Louis IX, and hence became Queen of France, and with a close relationship, she even accompanied him on his first crusade to Egypt, but when he was captured, it was Margaret that led the crusade and negotiated his ransom.
Name plaque on statue of Marguerite de Provence pedestal
A courageous woman, who was ambitious but also good at negotiations, she even gave birth while in Egypt, but a few years later when King Louis IX went on another crusade, she stayed behind in France, and unfortunately, he died in 1270 on this crusade, so their son Philippe III succeeded him.

But as you can tell from this last close up image, Marguerite de Provence, Queen of France, did not pass away until 1295, and spent her last years back in her home area of Provence. Although, she was buried in the Saint Denis Basilica just outside of Paris, yet she was not buried next to her husband, who was the only king of France to be canonised, becoming known as Saint Louis.

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

Opening times (dawn to dusk)
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L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
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250 year old orange tree
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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
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Refectoire des Cordeliers
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The Pantheon
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Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
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La Coupole Brasserie
Musee du Compagnonnage
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont