HD photographs of the Drame au Desert statue at square Cambronne - Page 655



We were in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris at the Square Cambronne, when we took these high definition photos showing the lion statue called Drame au Desert, which was sculpted by Henri Fouques.

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Drame au Desert statue group on pedestal
This first HD photo shows the statue group called the Drame au Desert, which in English translates to Drama in the Desert, and there was originally a plaster model of this that the sculptor presented at the 1887 Paris Salon for French artists.
Drame au Desert statue in Square Cambronne
It was actually upon the death of Henri Fouques in 1891, his wife donated this plaster to the City of Paris, who decided to have the sculpture made out of cast iron, and being cast at the Darenne foundry, this monumental statue group was constructed in three parts put together with wrought iron nuts and bolts, and weighs in at over 2000 kg with a height of 2.5 metres.
Drame au Desert statue by sculptor Henri Fouques
But you will find that Drama in the Desert is also sometimes referred to as the Arabian Desert or Arab in the Wilderness and this may possibly be related to the campaign of Algeria, the Franco-Marocaine war and the African conquests and explorations that took place in the 1800s.
Lions head of Drame au Desert statue
Now this close up HD photo shows the lion with a very menacing look on its face like it is roaring with its teeth showing and its claws protruding out as well, and the French sculptor, Henri Fouques, managed to make this lion statue look exceedingly realistic.
Sculpted man of Drame au Desert statue group
Yet in this image you can see the scared worried look on the face of the man that is lying with his back to the rock trying to hide away from the lion above, and you will find that lion statues were a very popular subject in the 19th century, which is why they can be found at numerous different tourist attractions in Paris.
Cast iron statue Drame au Desert
And here you can see the Drame au Desert statue that was actually restored to its former glory back in the 1990s with a fresh coat of oil paints, etc, almost 100 years after this was placed within the small garden area called the Square Cambronne, which is situated in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris.

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