HD photographs of the 1712 L'Hiver statue inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 648

We were in the Tuileries Gardens in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris enjoy the beautiful surroundings, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue called L'Hiver, which was sculpted by Jean Raon.

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L'Hiver statue in Jardin des Tuileries Paris
In this first HD photo you can see the entire L'Hiver statue on its small base, and in English this translates to The Winter and hence was designed as an allegory even with the clothes covering part of the mans head.
The Winter or L'Hiver statue by Jean Raon
Now originally this was designed as a small model by François Lespingola who was born 1644 and passed away in 1705, but then a larger version was started in marble by Jean Raon, which is thought to have originally been for the Chateau de Versailles, which is the famous castle and tourist attraction just outside of Paris.
The Winter statue in Tuileries Gardens
So Jean Raon was born in Paris around the year 1630-1631 and studied in Rome at the Academy de France prior to returning to Paris where he was employed by King Louis XIV to work on different sculptures and statues for royal buildings including Versailles and Marly, but passing away in 1707. the completion of The Winter statue was down to his son, Jean-Melchior.
The face of L'Hiver statue by Jean Raon
And in this close up photo showing the face of the bearded man, you can see some of the detailing that went into L'Hiver statue, which was completed in 1712 by Jean-Melchior Raon, and was then placed within the Jardin des Tuileries in 1722 to decorate the western side of the garden by the basin water feature.
L'Hiver statue on pedestal and base
However, the statue you can see here is not the original marble, as this was removed from the garden in 1993 and placed within the famous Louvre Museum located at the eastern end of the Jardin des Tuileries in order to preserve this historical sculpture, and this was replaced with an exact copy as a cast, or moulding, which is spelt moulage in French.
Front view of L'Hiver statue
But not including the small base upon which it sits, the statue called L'Hiver is an impressive height of 2.89 metres, and as you can tell, is an unusual composition, not having a true bottom part of the gentleman, which looks like it could have been based upon a Roman God in mythology.
The sculpted upper body of L'Hiver statue
Yet this photo shows the man picking what looks like food out of a bowl he is holding in his left hand, and even though this cast was only put in place in 1993, with how it has weathered, it actually looks far older than this, and the one inside the Louvre looks newer with even more detailing having been cleaned and restored.
Information plaque on L'Hiver statue in Jardin des Tuileries
And this last image shows the plaque located on the pedestal base of L'Hiver statue, which just mentions Jean Raon, rather than his son that completed the marble, but as you can see it also states this is now exposed within the Musee du Louvre and you may wish to know that this is listed as Inventory No MR 1946.

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