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(Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre)

Chactas sur la tombe d'Atala

Chactas Meditating on Atala's Tomb

Francisque Duret

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Chactas mourning at Atala's Tomb is inspired by a story by Chateaubriand that portrays Native American idealism for Europeans in the 19th century. Atala is an Indian girl converted to Christianity who fell in love with Chactas. But she had promised her mother to remain a virgin and, despite her love, preferred to commit suicide (for the story, see Wikipedia).

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:


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Locatie (N 45°45'59" - E 4°49'59") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: frra114; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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