HD photographs of the marble Vertumne statue in Jardin des Tuileries - Page 644

We were within the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Vertumne, the God of the Seasons and Change, which was sculpted by Francois Barois.

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God of the Seasons statue Vertumne in Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows the statue of Vertumne, which in English translates to Vertumnus, and in Roman mythology he was the God of Seasons and the God of Change, and this statue was made of marble probably for the Chateau de Versailles, but was placed within the Jardin des Tuileries in 1722.
Vertumne statue by French sculptor Francois Barois
Now according to Ovid, who was a Roman poet during the reign of Augustus, in his writings and mythology Vertumnus tricked Pomona, who was the Goddess of Fruitful Abundance, by changing his appearance into an old woman so that he could get to talk to her and gain entry to an orchard where he seduced her.
Sculpted face of Vertumne staue by F Barois
So this next image shows a close up of the face depicting Vertumne, who ended up marrying Pomona in Roman mythology, yet what you will see within the Tuileries Gardens today is not the original marble statue, as this was replaced with a moulding in 1993, with the original being preserved and on display inside the famous tourist attraction of the Musee du Louvre.
Tuileries Gardens God of the Seasons statue Vertumne
And in this photo you can again see the entire moulded statue of Vertumnus on a small stone pedestal base and at a height of 2.92 metres, this is an exact copy of the original that was sculpted by Francois Barois, who was born in Paris in 1656, becoming a French sculptor during the reign of King Louis XIV.
Marble statue Vertumne in Jardin des Tuileries
Francois Barois attempted to win the Prix de Rome but came second, although he still managed to go and stay in Rome furthering his studies, but upon his return gained entry to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1700 on presentation of a sculpture called Dying Cleopatra, which started a great official career producing many statues for Versailles and Marly.
Information plaque on Vertumne statue
Yet this close up photograph shows the plaque at the bottom of the Vertumne statue, and as you can tell, it states Moulage, which is French for Moulding, but the original marble and another depicting Pomona produced between around 1706 to 1709 are both now within the Louvre Museum, but you can see on the plaque that Francois Barois passed away in Paris in 1726, four years after the statues were moved to the Jardin des Tuileries.
Side view of Vertumne statue in Paris
And in this last photo showing the God of Seasons and the God of Change, Vetumnus, you will find this located close to the western basin water feature within the Tuileries Gardens, which was specifically placed here as added decoration for the royal garden of the former Palais du Tuileries, which has since been destroyed.

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