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

    Fontaine de la Place Sulpice, (1843-1848), by Louis Visconti was designed to represent the idea of religious eloquence, since it was located near the famous theological seminary of St. Sulpice. It honored four famous religious orators of the 17th century; Boussuet, Fénelon, Fléchier, and Massillon.

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

    In 1855 Haussmann completed an enormous new boulevard, originally called boulevard de Sébastopol-rive-gauche, now called Boulevard Saint-Michel, which opened up the small place Pont-Saint-Michel into a much larger space. Davioud was charged with the new facades and fountain of the square. The prefect authorities asked to build a fountain to hide the end wall of the building at the corner of boulevard Saint-Michel and Saint-André des Arts. The iconography is the Archangel Michael wrestling the…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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