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HD photographs of L'Ange Gardien statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 993

This time while we were at the Eglise de la Madeleine in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called L'Ange Gardien, which was sculpted by Francisque Duret.

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L'Ange Gardien Statue Eglise Madeleine

You will see that this first HD photo of a statue located within a niche on the Madeleine Church has a name of L'Ange Gardien, which depicts a Guardian Angel, however, some places actually have this listed as Angel Gabriel, and of course this is completely incorrect.

L'Ange Gardien Statue By Francisque Joseph Duret

Yet here is a close up photograph with the detailing that went into producing this L'Ange Gardien statue, which was by Francisque Duret who was born in Paris in 1804 and the son of a sculptor, although he intended to have a career within the theatre, Francsque Joseph Duret eventually entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts, going on to win the Prix de Rome in 1823.

Eglise Madeleine With Guardian Angel Statue

Now this statue of L'Ange Guardian on the Eglise de la Madeleine was one of numerous commissions that Francisque Joseph Duret received from the French State and the City of Paris to adorn famous tourist attractions, with others to be found in Paris on different churches, the Palais du Louvre, Comedie Francais, Jardin du Luxembourg, etc.

L'Ange Gardien Inscription Pedestal

But this close up photo shows the inscription on the pedestal base of the statue depicting a Guardian Angel, and in 2014 within a speech during Mass conducted by Pope Francis at the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels he stated; According to Church tradition, we all have an angel with us, who guards us..., which is a belief that can be traced back through the ages.

West Facade Eglise Madeleine L'Ange Gardien Statue

So, on the Eglise de la Madeleine there are three archangels and a guardian angel located at the borders of the porticos, which is a part of the traditional iconography, and one of thirty-four statues on the facade along with great saints of the Church, yet others were more directed to the Orleans family, as it was King Louis Philippe who was reigning when these including the Guardian Angel were sculpted.

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
  -  Sainte Gregoire
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  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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