HD photographs of the bronze horses on Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde - Page 469



Again we were within the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs, which is located in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the horses on the Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde, that were sculpted by Emmanuel Fremiet.

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Horse statues by Emmanuel Fremiet
This first HD photo shows two of the bronze horses that are located on the Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde, although most people refer to this ornamental fountain as the Fontaine de l'Observatoire, or the Carpeaux Fountain.
Horse statues on Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde
And here you can see the whole monumental fountain in all its glory, which is located at the southern end of the Jardin Marco Polo, which is one of two gardens dedicated to famous explorers within the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs, and this is an annex of the Luxembourg Gardens.
Horse statues within Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Now this next image, again shows a close up of the bronze horses that are located on the Fontaine de l'Observatoire, which were sculpted by Emmanuel Fremiet, who is referred to as one of the best animal sculptors of all time, and initially they were presented as plaster models, prior to being cast in bronze.
Bronze horse statues on Fontaine de l'Observatoire
The fountain was a collaboration between several different artists when the gardens were first laid out along the Avenue de l'Observatoire, and work started on the sculptures and statues back in 1867, however, it was not completed until 1874 after they had all been cast in bronze.
Jardin Marco Polo horse statues
So, Emmanuel Fremiet, who was born just outside Paris in Montrouge on 6th December 1824, initially worked in scientific lithography, but becoming a student of Francois Rude, who was his uncle, he submitted his first animal sculpture of a gazelle to the Paris Salon in 1843 at only age 19.
Water fountain with horse statues within Paris
From then on, he started producing numerous animal compositions and received several public commissions during the reign of Emporer Napoleon III, becoming well renowned both in Paris and further afield, which is why Emmanuel Fremiet was chosen for the horses along with the turtles on the Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde.
Statues of horses on water fountain
And in this last image you can see the realism and fine details that went into the design of the horses, which is one of the things that Emmanuel Fremiet was renowned for, and he continued working until the start of the 1900s, eventually passing away on 10th September 1910 at the age of 85.

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