Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Paris
Ville de Paris

Ile-de-France

Place du Pont Neuf (1e)

Henri IV

King Henry IV of France and Navarre

Pau 1553 - Paris 1610
King of France, 1589-1610
(Wikipedia)
François Lemot
1818

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Description

Bronze equestrian statue on a pedestal with two bronze reliefs:

Inscription(s)

ERRICO IV
galliarvm imperatori navar r
lvdovicvs xiii filivs eivs
opvs inchoatvm et intermissvm
pro dignitate pietatis en imperii
plenivs et anplivs absolvit
emin d c richelivs
commvne votvm popvli promovit
svper illvstr viri
de bvllion bovtillier p aerarii f
faciendvm cvravervnt
mdcxxxv
HENRICI MAGNI
paterno in popvlvm animo
notissimi principis
sacram effigiem
civilis inter tvmvltvs
gallia indignante delectam
post optatvm lvdovici xviii reditvm
ex omnibs ordinibvs cives
aere collato restitvervnt
neo non eet elogivm
cvm effigie simvl abolitvm
lapidi rvrsvs inscribi
cvravervnt
D. D.
die xxv mens avg mdcccxviii

Annotation

The Pont Neuf was constructed during the reign of Henry IV. The statue is copied after the statue of 1614 by Jean de Bologne, with was destroyed during the French revolution.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°51'25" E 2°20'27"

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