Stanford's Paris Guide; With Three Maps, and a View of the Champs Elysees

Stanford's Paris Guide; With Three Maps, and a View of the Champs Elysees

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...general. The bas-relief by Chapon niere, illnstrating "the Taking of Alexandria," which forms a pendant to that of Feucheres, has been much praised, and with justice. It exhibits Kleber, who has been wounded in the head, supporting his forehead with his right hand, while he shows the enemy to his soldiers with the other. M. Gechter has sculptured on the lateral face of the arch, facing the south, a grand bas-relief of the "Battle of Austerlitz." The composition is very complicated. Napoleon is seen stopping the Imperial Guard; the French infantry are charging the Russians; the General Friant is rushing forward at the head of his soldiers, with a musket in his hand, the Russians are concentrating on the ice, which cracks under the balls of a battery of the guard, and they sink beneath the water. The other bas-relief, placed on the opposite side, represents " the Battle of Jemmapes," by M. Marochetti. Dumourier is shewn, reviving the ardour of his army, and General Thevenot is rushing on the right flank of the enemy. Druot is seen wounded. The Due de Chartres (Louis Philippe) is charging the Prussian batteries. The Parisian volunteers are running to the succour of the infantry, and repel a body of cavalry. The frieze of the grand entablature, which is carried all around the edifice, was entrusted to Messrs. Brun, Jacquot, Laitie, Rude, Caillouette, and Seurre, senior. The figures on it do not measure less than six feet. Along the whole of the eastern front and one half of the sides it represents the departure of the French armies. Along the western front and the other half of the sides, it exhibits the return of those armies. The departure contains the representatives of the people ranged around the altar of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507339
  • 9781236507334