HD photographs of Sainte Radegonde statue on Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois - Page 709



While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Place du Louvre, we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Sainte Radegonde on the Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, which was sculpted by Louis Desprez.

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Sainte Radegonde statue on Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois
The Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois is a very historical church in Paris and completed in the 15th century this used to be the royal church for those residing at the former Palais du Louvre, however, many decorative features were destroyed during the French Revolution.

But when King Louis Philippe I was reigning in a period known as the July Monarchy, he put into place many projects for different statues and renovations to numerous historical buildings including this church with the statue of Sainte Radegonde.
Sainte Radegonde statue by Louis Desprez
So this particular statue of Sainte Radegonde, you can see in this HD photo, was produced in 1841 by Louis Desprez who was born in Paris in the July of 1799 and studied under francois Joseph Bosio at the ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor.

And after winning the Prix de Rome in 1826, he started to receive numerous public commissions including works for the Musee du Louvre and several churches in Paris including Val-de-Grace and the Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois.
Sainte Radegonde name inscription
Now this last photograph shows a close up of the name inscribed into the stone underneath the statue of Sainte Radegonde, which in English is spelt Saint Radegund, and born in around 520 she became a Queen of France and also founded the Abbey of the Holy Cross in Poitiers.

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