HD photographs of Faune statue on Fontaine de Medici in Luxembourg Gardens - Page 643



We were again in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue called Faune, which was sculpted by Auguste Ottin.

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1866 Faune statue on Fontaine de Medici in Luxembourg Gardens
This first HD photo shows the statue of Faune located in a niche on the facade of the impressive Fontaine de Medici, which is a historical fountain that was constructed in the 1600s for Marie de Medici, who was the widow of King Henri IV.
1866 Faune statue by sculptor Auguste Ottin
However, over the years there have been several changes made to this fountain, and when much of Paris was changing through the works undertaken by Baron Haussmann, the architect Alphonse de Gisors was given the task of relocating the Fontaine de Medici and for its renovation.
Fontaine de Medici statue of Faune in Luxembourg Gardens
So, Alphonse de Gisors commissioned the French sculptor Auguste Ottin, sometimes spelt Augustus Ottin, to produce new statues for this monument, and this statue of Faune was produced in 1866, and is based upon Roman mythology as a God called Faune, spelt Faun in English and Faunus in Latin.
Fontaine de Medici in Jardin du Luxembourg
And in this last photograph you can see the Medici Fountain how it looks after the changes made in the 1800s, with the statue of Faune to the left hand side, yet Auguste Ottin also produced the statue of Diane to the right along with the central statue group called Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea.

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