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Antique French Grand Tour Bronze Model of The Arc de Triomphe, 19th Century

Antique French Grand Tour Bronze Model of The Arc de Triomphe, 19th Century | Ref. no. A1622 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: A1622
Price: £ 0.00
A fine good size French Grand Tour bronze model of the Arc De Triomphe circa 1870 in date. The beautifully realistic model...

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A fine good size French Grand Tour bronze model of the Arc De Triomphe circa 1870 in date.

The beautifully realistic model features the various dramatic high relief panels with a lovely dark brown patina on a oval plinth base.

The monument stand at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile—the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues.

The location of the arc and the plaza is shared between three arrondissements, 16th (south and west), 17th (north), and 8th (east). The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 19 x Width 22 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches

Our reference: A1622

The Arc de Triomphe is located on the right bank of the Seine at the centre of a dodecagonal configuration of twelve radiating avenues. It was commissioned in 1806, after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes. Laying the foundations alone took two years and, in 1810, when Napoleon entered Paris from the west with his new bride, Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria, he had a wooden mock-up of the completed arch constructed. The architect, Jean Chalgrin, died in 1811 and the work was taken over by Jean-Nicolas Huyot.

During the Bourbon Restoration, construction was halted, and it would not be completed until the reign of King Louis-Philippe, between 1833 and 1836, by the architects Goust, then Huyot, under the direction of Héricart de Thury. On 15 December 1840, brought back to France from Saint Helena, Napoleon's remains passed under it on their way to the Emperor's final resting place at the Invalides.[9] Prior to burial in the Panthéon, the body of Victor Hugo was displayed under the Arc during the night of 22 May 1885.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 19 x Width 22 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches

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