Fontaine Saint-Michel: Overall raking view



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 devil. Nine sculptors worked on the fountain, including Barre, Duret and Jacquemart.


Attribute NameValues
  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Decorative arts

  • Sculpture, French

  • Architecture

  • Fountains

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Second Empire

Place of Creation
  • +48.853333+2.343889

  • Paris, Île-de-France, France: 5th arrondissement: Place Saint-Michel

  • Paris

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of France


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