Arc de Triomphe Etoile

FRENCH SCHOOL (19th Century )

Arc de Triomphe Etoile

19th century France

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People walking and riding around the Arc de Triomphe Etoile

within silver mount decorated with foliage and scrolls on gilt base, within later wood frame with simulated tortoiseshell border

The arch was built between 1806 and 1836. Even though there were many modifications from the original plans, reflecting political changes and power struggles, the Arch still retains the essence of the original concept which was a powerful, unified ensemble.

The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the "Place de l'Étoile". It’s located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arches whole decorative style is entirely of the tradition of sculpture from the first half of the nineteenth century.

The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site.
Dimensions
Height 1.50 inch (3.81 cm)
Stock Code
2464
Medium
gouache, fixe sous verre
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