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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The square is a tiny park adjoining Notre Dame de Paris on the east side named after Pope John XXIII. The central sculpture within the neo-Gothic spire is the Virgin and Child, sculpted by Merlieux. The lower part of the fountain shows three archangels defeating the allegorical figure of heresy. The fountain is known as the Archbishop’s Fountain as the area, since the 17th century, had been the site of the Archbishop’s Palace and garden.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Carré des Ambassadeurs- a Venus brushing her hair, surrounded by roses and flowing water. (sculptor: Francique-Joseph Duret.)

    Having finished the Fontaines de la Concorde, Hittorff built four additional fountains in the squares on the Champs-Élysées between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe, which had just been finished in 1836. The lower part of each fountain is the same; a circular basin, a pedestal with seashell ornamentation; a vasque supported by dolphins and ornamented w…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    La Fontaine du Bassin du Dragon by Balthazar and Gaspard Marsy.

    In 1661, when Louis XIV began to enlarge the château of Versailles, the surrounding grounds were in a rudimentary state. The King acquired further land (at the end of his reign the estate extended over 2473 ha, now reduced to 815 ha) and had gardens designed and laid out by André Le Nôtre which would harmonize with Le Vau’s new building. Louis paid the greatest attention to the design of the gardens, visiting them daily when…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In 1661, when Louis XIV began to enlarge the château of Versailles, the surrounding grounds were in a rudimentary state. The King acquired further land (at the end of his reign the estate extended over 2473 ha, now reduced to 815 ha) and had gardens designed and laid out by André Le Nôtre which would harmonize with Le Vau’s new building. Louis paid the greatest attention to the design of the gardens, visiting them daily whenever at Versailles. The grounds still retain the general structur…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    General view of the entrance to the fountain, on axis with the pond and fountain. Salomon de Brosse was the architect commissioned for the Palais du Luxembourg and gardens. The fountain may have been built by Thomas Francini under his direction. In 1811 Chalgrin did a Neoclassical restoration. The later iconography includes the figure of the jealous Cyclops (Polyphemus, above and in a niche), who waits to crush the lovers Acis and Galatea. The figures by Ottin were added in the relocation and…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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