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La France impériale…

La France impériale…

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La France impériale portant la lumière dans le monde et protégeant les Sciences, l'Agriculture et l'Industrie (fullname, english "Imperial France bringing light to the world and protecting Agriculture and Science"). It is a symbol of the French Empire's power and influence, with France personified as a female figure carrying a torch and guarding the sciences, agriculture, and industry. This sculpture was ordered in 1863 for the Pavilion de Flore in the new Louvre. Presented at the show of 1866, the reactions of the Parisian public were mixed. The wide treatment of the forms and the lack of discretion of this composition is criticized when expected to have blended in to the architecture.


Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) was a French sculptor and painter during the Second Empire under Napoleon III. Carpeaux entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1844 and won the Prix de Rome in 1854, and moving to Rome to find inspiration, he there studied the works of Michelangelo, Donatello and Verrocchio.

Year of creation

1865, XIX century


Musée d'Orsay, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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