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Place des Terreaux (1e)
(Hôtel de Ville)

Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon

Kings of France and Aldermen of Lyon

Various sculptors
c. 1672 and 1892

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Description

The Hôtel de Ville was built between 1645 and 1651 by Simon Maupin. Following a fire in 1674, the building was restored and modified, including its facade, designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and his pupil Robert de Cotte. The facade is adorned with eight bronze medaillons, on the front side three Bourbon Kings and the Regent Anne of Austria. These were made by Claude Warin, the master-engraver of the Lyon Mint. The original medaillons disappeared in 1793 and were replaced about a century later. The medaillons of the Kings and the queen were made after Warin's originals by Fabisch, the others by Textor and Girardet.

Place des Terreaux
Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
ludovicus xiii d.g. francor. et navarræ rex
Louis XIII
(Fontainebleau 1601 - Saint-Germain-en-Laye 1643)
King of France and Navarre 1610-1643 (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
anna d.g. francor. et navarræ reg.
Anne d'Autriche / Anne of Austria
(Valladolid 1601 - Paris 1666)
Queen consort of France, wife of Louis XIII (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
ludovicus xiv d.g. francor. et navarræ rex
Louis XIV
(Saint-Germain-en-Laye 1638 - Versailles 1715)
King of France, 1643-1715 (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
henricus iv d.g. francor. et navarræ rex
Henri IV
(Pau 1553 - Paris 1610)
King of France, 1589-1610 (Wikipedia).

Rue du Puits Gaillot Rue Joseph Serlin
Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
hvgo blavf in civitate lvgdvnensi consvl 1652
Hugues Blauf
consul, alderman of Lyon 1651-52
Signed: girardet 1892 d'apres warin
Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
io. de movlceav vrbi a secretis et exc. lvgd. 1646
Jean de Moulceau
consul, alderman of Lyon 1645-46
Signed: f girardet 1892 d'apres warin

Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
amans dalichovs in cvria lvgdvnensi consvl 1652
Armand Dalichous
consul, alderman of Lyon 1652-53
Signed: ch. textor 1892 d'apres Warin

Lyon - Rois de France et Échévins de Lyon
matthævs chappvis in cvria lvgdvnensi cons. 1652
Mathieu Chappuis
consul, alderman of Lyon 1642-43
Signed: ch. textor 1892 d'apres Warin

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Anne of Austria
  • Fabisch, Joseph-Hugues
  • Girardet, François
  • Henry IV (King of France)
  • Louis XIII (King of France)
  • Louis XIV (King of France)
  • Monarch
  • Textor, Charles
  • Warin, Claude
  • Location (N 45°46'3" - E 4°50'3")

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