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HD photographs of Les Quatre Saisons statue group at the Petit Palais in Paris - Page 613

We were again at the Petit Palais in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue called Les Quatre Saisons, which was sculpted by Louis Joseph Convers.

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Les Quatre Saisons Statue Group Petit Palais

This first HD photo shows the statue called Les Quatre Saisons, which in English translates to The Four Seasons, and this is one of two statue groups that are positioned on either side of the entrance to the Petit Palais, which is home to the Musee des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris, or the Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Paris.

Les Quatre Saisons Statue Group On Stone Base

Now the Petit Palais is classed as an historical monument, but it is also one of the museums in Paris that is completely free of charge to enter, as you can see in this image showing the banner positioned between two columns located behind this statue group, and it states the words in French of Entree Gratuite.

Les Quatre Saisons Statue By Louis Joseph Convers

And the Petit Palais was designed and constructed at the same time as the Grand Palais, which is located on the opposite side of the road called the Avenue Winston Churchill, with numerous different artists being commissioned to produce statues, sculptures and other embellishments for these impressive buildings.

South Side Of Les Quatre Saisons Statue Group

But this high definition photo shows Les Quatre Saisons statue as we were looking from the entrance of the Petit Palais along the facade facing North, which is as though you were heading towards another famous tourist attraction in Paris called the Avenue des Champs Elysees.

North Side Of Les Quatre Saisons Statue Group

However, this image shows the left hand side of the statue group called Les Quatre Saisons that was sculpted by Louis Joseph Convers, and this was taken as though you are looking South, which is facing towards the Cours la Reine and the River Seine.

Petit Palais Statue Les Quatre Saisons

Although you can only really see three of the figures in this next photo showing a close up of the allegorical statue group depicting the Four Seasons, you can see the detailing that went into this, which was produced by Louis Joseph Convers.

Statue Group Les Quatre Saisons Paris

Yet this shows another angle with again, three out of the four statues making up the group, and this was taken as we were looking towards the ornate entrance gates to the Petit Palais.

Female Figures On Les Quatre Saisons Statue Group

And as we mentioned, this was produced by Louis Joseph Convers who was born in Paris in 1860, and studying to become a French sculptor, he won the Prix de Rome in 1888, which then led to several public commissions, including working on some embellishments for the National Gobelins, the historical tapestry and furniture manufacturer.

Les Quatre Saisons Statue Petit Palais Staircase

But apart from the major works like The Four Seasons and including some bronze statues that Louis Joseph Convers also sculpted for the courtyard of the Petit Palais, he produced decorative sculptures in bronze, and some of these have been used as ornate lamps.

The Four Seasons Statue Group By Louis Convers

Unfortunately though, his life came to an abrupt end, as Louis Joseph Convers died in battle in 1915 during World War I, but works of his can now be seen in different museums throughout France including the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

Petit Palais Golden Entrance And Statues

And in this last HD photo you can see the main entrance of the Petit Palais with its impressive architecture and Les Quatre Saisons located to the left hand side of the staircase, and this is the western facade facing onto the Avenue Winston Churchill, in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris.

Related information

  -  Photos Of Petit Palais
  -  Petit Palais Fine Arts Museum
  -  Jardin du Petit Palais Cafe
  -  History of The Petit Palais

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