La Statue Equestre de La Fayette, Paris

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  • It is located on the Seine River promenade not far from the Grand Palais. It Does not pour in optimum conditions and especially the pedestal that holds it is a bit ' too high to observe it decently
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  • This equestrian statue in bronze, General La Fayette (1757-1834), is located on the central plain land of course the Queen, in the middle of the trees shading, banks of the Seine, not far from the place of the Concorde. It was financed by American schoolchildren, at the instigation of the patron Robert Thomson and date of 1908, as had been his project for the universal exhibition of 1900 in plaster. Initially, it was installed in the Court Napoleon of the Louvre. It is only when the new Louvre project is ongoing, under Mitterrand in 1985, it is moved to the current site. The American sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett, represents the General Lafayette in uniform at the time revolutionary under Louis XVI and generally without the traditional tricorne hat and wig. He holds his sword high up as if to give the assault on his horse, which gives the impression of movement. This work is unique, but fact that it is in the middle of two rows of trees, do not allow to observe it with sufficient. On the base are engraved on one side in french and one English phrases "Erected by the School Children of the United States, Grateful Memory of Lafayette, Statesman, Soldier, Patriot". As the sculptor took more time that planned to carry out his work, it placed, as a wink, a turtle at the foot of the horse. The work is in an area where there are already some monuments and statues on the length of the course the Queen and later the garden of Yerevan. It's like a Museum in the open air!
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