Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Toulouse
Haute-Garonne

Midi-Pyrénées

Quai de la Daurade
(École des Beaux-Arts)

Portraits de grands artistes et architectes français

Portraits of great French artists and architects

(artist?)
1895

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Description

Façade with:
  1. Four allegorical figures on the pilasters.
    1. La Sculpture - Sculpture, unsigned
    2. L'Architecture - Architecture, signed: a. fabre
    3. La Gravure - Engraving, signed: Adre Laporte
    4. La Peinture - Painting, signed: Laffont

  2. Six busts flanking the windows of the ground floor.
    1. pierre puget - Pierre Puget (Marseille 1620 - Marseille 1694), French painter, sculptor, architect and engineer (Wikipedia).
    2. francois rude - François Rude (Dijon 1784 - Paris 1855), French sculptor (Wikipedia).
    3. philibert de l'orme - Philibert Delorme of De L'Orme (Lyon c. 1510 - Paris 1570), French architect (Wikipedia).
    4. pierre lescot - Pierre Lescot (Paris 1515 - Paris 1578), French architect (Wikipedia).
    5. nicolas poussin - Nicolas Poussin (Villers, commune des Andelys, 1594 - Rome 1665), French painter (Wikipedia).
    6. eustache le sueur - Eustache Lesueur or Le Sueur (Paris 1616 - Paris 1655), French painter (Wikipedia).

  3. Six portrait medallions, flanking the windows of the first floor.
    1. b. palissy - Bernard Palissy (Saint-Avit near Lacapelle-Biron (Lot-et-Garonne) c. 1510 - Paris 1589 or 1590), French potter, hydraulics engineer and craftsman, famous for having struggled for sixteen years to imitate Chinese porcelain (Wikipedia).
    2. bachelier - Jean-Jacques Bachelier (Paris 1724 - Paris 1805), French painter and director of the porcelain factory at Sèvres (Wikipedia).
    3. lepautre - Pierre Lepautre (Paris 1659 - Paris 1744), French sculptor (Wikipedia).
    4. berain - Jean Bérain père (Saint-Mihiel 1640 - Paris 1711), French painter and engraver (Wikipedia).
    5. j. goujon - Jean Goujon (Normandy c. 1510), French sculptor and architect (Wikipedia).
    6. houdon - Jean-Antoine Houdon (Versailles 1741 - Paris 1828), French sculptor (Wikipedia).

  4. Furthermore there are eight groups of three names under the portrait medallions:
    1. coysevox / coustou / carreaux
    2. g. filon / bouchardon / pradier
    3. gabriel / louit / duc
    4. mansart / labrouste / duban
    5. gericault / delacroix / david
    6. lebrun / boucher / ingres
      and at the sides:
    7. limousin / boule / lenotre
    8. p. de montereau / r. de luzarches / viollet-le-duc
Above the windows are periods written (without relation to the portraits, names and bust below):

Annotation

Originally "Palais des Arts et des Sciences industrielles", built 1895 by the architect Pierre Esquié.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bachelier, Jean-Jacques
  • Bérain père, Jean
  • Delorme, Philibert
  • Engraving
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Goujon, Jean
  • Houdon, Jean-Antoine
  • Lepautre, Pierre
  • Lescot, Pierre
  • Lesueur, Eustache
  • Painter
  • Painting (art)
  • Palissy, Bernard
  • Poussin, Nicolas
  • Puget, Pierre
  • Rude, François
  • Sculptor
  • Sculpture (allegory)
  • Location (N 43°36'1" - E 1°26'23")

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