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HD photographs of NW Lion statue on Jardin des Tuileries wall - Page 893

While in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a Lion statue sculpted by Giuseppe Franchi, which is located on the wall of the Jardin des Tuileries.

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Marble Lion Statue NW Corner Wall Tuileries Gardens

As you can see in this first HD photo, there is a Lion statue positioned on top of a wall, which is located by the entrance on the western side of the Jardin des Tuileries facing the Place de la Concorde, and this is one of two that were sculpted in marble in 1806.

Lion Statue Sculpted By Giuseppe Franchi

This Lion statue is referred to as d'Apres l'Antique, which basically means After the Antique, and hence the Neoclassical Italian sculptor, Giuseppe Franchi, produced this in 1806 as a copy of one that had been sculpted many years, if not centuries prior, which was the same year he passed away in Milan.

Tuileries Grdns North Wall And Lion Statue

Now this marble lion statue was actually put in place on the wall of the Tuileries Gardens back in 1819, and as you can tell, this faces into the Place de la Concorde, and is by the terrace called the Terrasse de Jeu de Paume, which now holds a museum of the same name in the building that was originally constructed to hold a tennis court.

NW Corner Wall And Marble Lion Statue

And lions have been used as a symbol of strength, courage, etc for centuries, and in ancient Greece they were classed as guardians that would protect places such as temples and palaces, but they are also known as the King of the Jungle, and hence they are well recognised with royalty, which is why you can often see them at palaces and castles.

Related information

  -  Photos of Tuileries Gardens

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Photos of Place de la Concorde
  -  Luxor Obelisk
  -  Musee du Jeu de Paume
  -  Photos of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Madeleine Square
  -  Photos of Louvre Museum
  -  Photos of Joan of Arc golden statue
  -  Photos of Pont Neuf

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