Fontaines des Champs-Élysées: Overall view of the Fontaine Carré des Ambassadeurs

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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 with palm leaves; and (on three of the four) lion heads spouting water. The upper part of each fountain was different; Carré des Ambassadeurs- a Venus brushing her hair, surrounded by roses and flowing water. (sculptor: Francique-Joseph Duret.) Carré le Doyen - statue of Diana with roses. (Sculptor: Louis Desprez) Fontaine de Cirque (north side): Four children, representing the four seasons, with a second vasque decorated with the heads of lions and wild boars. (Sculptor: Jean-Auguste Barre). Fontaine de l'Elysée (north side). A simple single vasque with cascading water.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Gardens

  • Sculpture, French

  • Architecture

  • Fountains

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Empire

Place of Creation
  • Paris, Île-de-France, France: Champs-Élysées between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe

  • Paris

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of France

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