Fontaines Place André Malraux: Overall view of one of the fountains



The square is now named Place André Malraux, instead of Place du Théatre-Française. The other fountain is topped by a sea nymph.

[As a colleague of Hausmann, Davioud was responsible (1855-1867) for the lodges, chalets, cafés, kiosks, wrought-iron grilles and fountains in the Bois de Boulogne, the Bois de Vincennes and the parks of Montsouris, Monceau and the Buttes-Chaumont, as well as numerous squares. from Grove] Place du Théatre-Française was created in 1867; Davioud planned two fountains. Each has a circular stone basin; a base of gray marble with four seated children in bronze; a bronze vasque; a piédouche, or column, of white marble with medalions with the seal of city, and water spouting from the top; and, at the top of the piédouche, a river nymph at the top of the fountain nearest the theater, and a sea nymph at the top of the second fountain. The sea nymph sculpture is by Carrier-Belleuse and the four children at the base by Louis-Adolphe Eude; the river nymph was made by Mathurin Moreau, and the four children at the base by Charles Gauthier.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Fontaines Place du Théatre-Française

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Sculpture, French

  • Architecture

  • Fountains

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Beaux-Arts

  • Nineteenth century

  • Second Empire

Place of Creation
  • +48.863611+2.335833

  • Paris

  • Paris, Île-de-France, France: Place André Malraux and 2, rue de Richelieu

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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