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

    Photograph dates between 1910 and 1914.

    Two columns stand in the Piazza dei Signori. The older one, dating from 1464, a period when Vicenza was controlled by the Venetian Republic, is topped with the winged lion, symbol of St. Mark and of Venice. Giovanni Antonio Amadeo was both an architect (known for city planning) and sculptor, so he may have executed all parts of the column. The second column dates from 1640 and is topped with a statue of Christ the Redeemer to honor Vicenza. Antonio Piz…

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

    Place Vendôme was laid out by Jules Hardouin Mansart.

    Place Vendôme is a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France, located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Église de la Madeleine. Gondoin together with Jean-Baptiste Lepère (1761-1844), built the Vendôme Column (1806-1811), Paris, with its spiral reliefs on bronze plaques after cartoons by Pierre Nolasque Bergeret. Napoleon commissioned the original column, modelled after Trajan’s Column, to celebrate the vic…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01