Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Amiens
Somme

Picardie

Rue Robert de Luzarches
(Palais de Justice)

Cicéron et Démosthène - Le Droit et la Force

Cicero and Demosthenes - Law and Force

Justin-Chrysostome Sanson

1866

Amiens /  Cicéron et Démosthène - Le Droit et la Force   Amiens /  Cicéron et Démosthène - Le Droit et la Force

Description

Four statues on the main façade of the Palais de Justice. At the top of the stairs are the statues of the Roman and Greek statesmen:
  1. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul and constitutionalist (Wikipedia).
  2. Demosthenes (Δημοσθένης, Dēmosthénēs) (384-322 BC), Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens (Website).

    At the sides of the stairs two allegories:

  3. Le Droit / Law
  4. La Force / Force
Amiens - Cicéron et Démosthène
Le Droit / Law
Amiens - Cicéron et Démosthène Amiens - Cicéron et Démosthène
La Force / Force

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location N 49°53'33" E 2°18'4"

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