HD photographs of Apollo statue inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 714

This time while we were in the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Apollo, the God of Music, which was sculpted by Nicolas Coustou.

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Apollo statue by sculptor Nicolas Coustou
This first HD photo shows the statue of Apollo, which is spelt Apollon in French, and although he was the God of Music in Greek mythology, in Ovid's Metamorphoses, the myth portrays Apollo pursuing Daphne, which is why this statue looks like he is running.
Apollo statue on pedestal in pond Jardin des Tuileries
The statue of Apollo was sculpted by Nicolas Coustou who was born in Lyon in 1658, and the son of a woodcarver, he ended up going to Paris to study art and sculpture under his Uncle, Charles Antoine Coysevox, winning the Colbert Prize, which became known as the Prix de Rome.
LHS of Apollo statue Jardin des Tuileries
So having studied at the French Academy in Rome, Nicolas Coustou returned to Paris and started working with Coysevox at the Chateau de Versailles and at the royal residence of Marly, which has since been destroyed, and this statue of Apollo was originally sculpted in 1714 for the Marly Chateau.
Jardin des Tuileries Apollo statue by Nicolas Coustou
However, like some other statues that were initially designed for Marly, the ones that remained in tact after the French Revolution were removed and brought to the Jardin des Tuileries, and this Apollon statue along with the accompanying statue of Daphne were put in place within these gardens back in 1797.
Apollon statue Jardin des Tuileries
The original statue of Apollo by Nicolas Coustou was produced in marble, and it remained within the grounds of the Tuileries Gardens right up until 1940, when it was moved to inside the famous tourist attraction of the Musee du Louvre.
Apollon pursuing Daphne statues Jardin des Tuileries
You will find that Nicolas Coustou often used to work with his younger brother Guillaume Coustou who was also a renowned sculptor of his time, which is why sometimes it is hard to tell who the author of a particular statue was by, and the statue group called Apollo Pursuing Daphne, or in French, Apollon Poursuivant Daphne were produced by the two brothers.
Front of Apollo statue Tuileries Gardens
Yet it is confirmed that the statue of Apollo was indeed sculpted by Nicolas Coustou, as his name is on the plinth of the original statue, whereas the statue of Daphne has G Coustou inscribed on the tree trunk, and these two marble statues were fully restored to their former glory between the years of 2004 and 2006.
Back of Apollo statue Jardin des Tuileries
But the statue of Apollo you can see in this photo located within the Jardin des Tuileries is a moulding or cast, which is spelt moulage in French, and although Apollo is often referred to as the God of Music, he is also known as The Archer, and this is why he has been portrayed in this composition with a sack for holding arrows, called a quiver.
Jardin des Tuileries south pond with Apollo statue
Also, in Greek mythology and the myth in Ovid's Metamorphosis, Apollo was hit by a golden arrow after taunting Eros, or Cupid, so that he would be seized with love for Daphne, yet she was hit with a lead arrow, so that Daphne would despise Apollo and remain a virgin, never marrying.
Tourist information plaque Apollo statue
And here you can see a close up photo we took showing the tourist information plaque that is positioned on the ground in front of the pond, that provides basic details about this statue group of Apollon Poursuivant Daphne within the Jardin des Tuileries.
Jardin des Tuileries God of Music statue by N Coustou
Now originally the marble statue of Apollo by Nicolas Coustou was designed to be placed within a carp pond at the Chateau Marly, so it is rather apt that the cast of the original statue is still located on a tall pedestal within a pond full of fish in the Tuileries Gardens, at this popular tourist attraction in Paris.

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