HD photographs of Fontaine Saint-Michel RHS Winged Dragon statue - Page 675

We were in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris admiring the Fontaine Saint-Michel when we took these high definition photos showing a winged dragon at the base of the fountain, which was sculpted by Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart.

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RHS Chimera statue by sculptor Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart
In this first HD photo you can see a statue of a winged dragon known as a Chimera, which was sculpted in bronze, and this was part of the decoration for the Fontaine Saint-Michel that had been designed by Grabriel Davioud who was a French architect and also a sculptor.
RHS winged dragon statue at Fontaine Saint-Michel
So here you can see the winged dragon positioned on a large pedestal on the right hand side at the base of the fountain, which was produced by Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart and this was inaugurated in 1860 when the Fontaine Saint-Michel was finally finished.
Fontaine Saint-Michel RHS Chimera statue
Now Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart, usually known as just Alfred Jacquemart, was born in Paris in 1824 and studied under Jean Baptiste Jules Klagmann to become a French sculptor, then entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and exhibiting at Paris Salons, he earned a good reputation even being commissioned to create an enormous statue within Egypt, but he passed away suddenly in 1896.
Inscription on RHS Chimera statue Fontaine Saint-Michel
But this last photo shows the plaque located on the pedestal below the Chimera winged dragon by Alfred Jacquemart, and when generally translated to English this reads:

To the memory of the soldiers of the French Forces of the interior and inhabitants of the 5th and 6th Arrondissements who on these places were killed in fighting.

And you will find that although the Saint Michael Fountain is referred to as in the 5th Arrondissement, it is actually on the border of the 6th as well, which is located at the Place Saint-Michel in the Latin Quarter very close to the River Seine, so hence why this tribute mentions both areas, or boroughs of Paris

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