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Giotto, Enfant dessinant une tête de bélier

Giotto as a Child, Drawing a ram's head

Also called: Giotto enfant dessinant sur le sable
(Giotto as a Child, Drawing in the Sand)
Jean-François Legendre-Héral
Soyer & Inge
1842

Lyon /  Giotto, Enfant dessinant une tête de bélier   Lyon /  Giotto, Enfant dessinant une tête de bélier

Description

Sculpture of a nude boy leaning against a rock, having a ram's horn in his left hand and drawing with his right hand a on the ground. On the socle the name GIOTTO. While the young Giotto watched his father's goats, 'he spent his time drawing on the stones, on the ground, or in the sand, what he could see in front of him or what his imagination inspired.'
As model for the statue served the sculptor's son Charles.

Signature

Soyer fondeur à Paris

Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

The garden of the Palais Saint-Pierre is a municipal garden located within the the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. It is a rectangular garden delimited by the arcades of the old cloister of the Benedictine abbey. It is located right in the city center on the peninsula. Like the Museum, the garden is open every day, except Tuesdays and holidays.

In the garden a number of sculptures of the museum is placed:

Bronze sculptures

Marble sculptures

At the walls:

Sculptor

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Location (N 45°46'0" - E 4°50'2")

Item Code: frra111; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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