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HD photographs of Lion a l'Enfant statue on the Pont Alexandre III NW corner - Page 555

This time we were admiring some more different statues that are located on the Pont Alexandre III and these high definition photos show the lion statue called Lion a l'Enfant, which was sculpted by Georges Gardet.

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Lion a l'Enfant Statue By Georges Gardet

Now there are actually four different lion statues that were sculpted for the Pont Alexandre III, and this one is called the Lion a l'Enfant, which in English translates to Lion and Child, and it was inaugurated at the same time as the bridge and the 1900 World fair in Paris.

Lion a l'Enfant Statue East Side

Yet this photo shows the front of the somber lion statue with its very realistic features along with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and this particular sculpture called the Lion and child is the North West one, which is located on the right bank of the River Seine in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris by the Grand Palais.

Lion a l'Enfant Statue Pont Alexandre III

And here you can see another perspective that also shows one of the four columns on the Pont Alexandre III, which was named after the Tsar of Russia who concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance and also has embellishments of different allegorical statues, hence why this bridge is known as the most ornate and extravagant in Paris.

Lion a l'Enfant Statue Pont Alexandre III NW Corner

So, as we mentioned earlier, this lion statue was produced by Georges Gardet who was born in 1863 and he followed in his fathers footsteps to become a sculptor himself, entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the workshops of Aime Millet and Emmanuel Fremiet who was an animalier.

Pont Alexandre III Statue Lion And Child

And this spurred a passion to become a sculptor of animals himself, with his first major success coming at the 1891 Paris Salon after Georges Gardet presented a work entitled Drama in the Desert that can now be found at Parc Montsouris.

But Georges Gardet received numerous commissions for other wild animal statues including this Lion a l'Enfant statue group for the Pont Alexandre III, plus several can be found at other famous tourist attractions in Paris including within the Luxembourg gardens, plus some of his works can be found in museums throughout France and even in America.

Related information

  -  Visiting the Pont Alexandre III
  -  Photos of Pont Alexandre III

Other statues on Pont Alexandre III

  -  Renommee de l'Industrie golden statue
  -  Renommee des Arts golden statue
  -  Renommee du Commerce golden statue
  -  Renommee des Sciences golden statue
  -  La France de Louis XIV statue
  -  France de la Renaissance statue
  -  La France Contemporaine statue
  -  La France de Charlemagne statue
  -  Lion a l'Enfant statue NE Corner
  -  Lion a l'Enfant statue SW Corner
  -  Lion a l'Enfant statue SE Corner
  -  Nymphes de la Seine statues
  -  Nymphes de la Neva statues
  -  Child with Crab statue
  -  Ornate lamp posts
  -  Fillette a la Coquille statue
  -  Enfant au Poisson statue
  -  Nereide statue
  -  Les Amours Candelabra NW corner
  -  Les Amours Candelabra NE corner
  -  Les Amours Candelabra SE corner
  -  Les Amours Candelabra SW corner
  -  Bronze plaque NW corner
  -  Bronze plaque NE corner

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