Sculpture Saturday #30

This week I’ve again picked something more classical. Jeanne d’Arc is an 1874 French gilded bronze equestrian sculpture by Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910). The outdoor statue is prominently displayed in a public square, Place des Pyramides, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.

The original statue was commissioned by the French government after the defeat of the country in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War and inaugurated in 1874. It is the only public commission of the French state from 1870 to 1914, called the Golden Age of statuary in Paris, the other statues were funded by private subscriptions. It’s been classified aa a  historic monument since March 1992.

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition.

Share a photo of a statue or sculpture – go on, give it a go, you know you want to!

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