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HD photographs of Sainte Gregoire statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 985

Again we were in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris at the Eglise de la Madeleine, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue depicting Sainte Gregoire, or Saint Gregory, which was sculpted by Etienne Hippolyte Maindron.

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Sainte Gregoire Statue Eglise Madeleine

This first HD photo shows a statue depicting Sainte Gregoire, which in English translates to Saint Gregory, and made of stone, this was produced between 1838 and 1839 for the Madeleine church, having been commissioned by the French state as one of the thirty-four statues to adorn its facades.

Sainte Gregoire Statue By Etienne Hippolyte Maindron

Here you can see a close up photograph showing the top part of the statue, which was sculpted by Etienne Hippolyte Maindron who was born in 1801 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under David d'Angers to become a French sculptor, first presenting works at the 1834 Salon.

Becoming well recognised Etienne Hippolyte Maindron received numerous commissions for statues and sculptures on tourist attractions such as The Louvre and churches including Saint Sulpice, winning several medals along the way, plus he was decorated with the Legion of Honour in 1874, ten years before he passed away.

St Gregoire De Valois Inscription Statue Base

Gregory was born around 540 in Rome into a wealthy family who had great connections with the church, and although you can see it states St. Gregoire de Valois on the pedestal base of the statue, he was actually known as Gregory the Great or Pope Saint Gregory, as he became pope of the Roman Catholic church in the September of 590, a position he held until he passed away.

Pope Gregory was well recognised as giving alms to the poor, and always ate with poor people, plus refused to eat during a famine until he monks had returned from working handing out food to the starving, and hence, when he passed away, Pope Gregory I was immediately proclaimed a saint, yet in 1969 the Vatican council decided to move his feast day from 12th march to 3rd September, so that it would not fall during Lent.

West Facade Eglise Madeleine Sainte Gregoire Statue

Yet here you can see the location of the Saint Gregory statue positioned on the portico of the western facade of the Eglise de la Madeleine, and when you are looking through the Corinthian style columns you will see that this statue is positioned tenth from the right hand side, as though you are walking round the church to the left from the front entrance.

Other statues and sculptures on Madeleine Church

  -  Le Jugement Dernier
  -  Saint Michel
  -  Saint Denis
  -  Sainte Anne
  -  Saint Charles de Borromee
  -  Saint Elisabeth
  -  Saint Ferdinand
  -  Saint Christine
  -  Saint Jerome
  -  Saint Jeanne de Valois
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  L'Ange Gardien
  -  Latin Dedication
  -  Saint Marc
  -  Saint Mathieu
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  Saint Agnes
  -  St Gregoire de Tours
  -  Sainte Agathe
  -  Saint Martin of Tours
  -  Sainte Helene
  -  Saint Francois de Sales
  -  Saint Adelaide
  -  Saint Irenee
  -  Sainte Cecile
  -  Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
  -  Saint Therese
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Saint Gabriel

Related information

  -  Madeleine Square

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Maxim's museum
  -  Fauchon Shop
  -  Musee Pierre Marly
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden

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