Paul-Ambroise Dragon

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Title

Paul-Ambroise Dragon

Description

"This fabulous beast was the main ornament on the facade of a monumental gateway built in Paris by Pierre de Vigny (1728–32), leading into the Cour du Dragon (later destroyed) on the rue de l'Egout (today, the rue de Rennes).
On the keystone of the arch, beneath a richly decorated wrought-iron balcony, Paul-Ambroise Slodtz carved the dragon of Saint Margaret, patron saint both of the street opposite and of the wife of the financier who commissioned the work, Antoine Crozat. This sculpture is one of the few surviving examples of rocaille decoration made for a building in Paris." - Louvre Museum

Creator

Slodtz, Paul-Ambroise

Date

1732

Source

Louvre Museum: http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=502&langue=en

Rights

© Musée du Louvre/P. Philibert

Type

Keystone

Identifier

R.F. 2749

Files

dragon_PaulAmbroise_keystone.jpg

Citation

Slodtz, Paul-Ambroise, “Paul-Ambroise Dragon,” The Legend of Saint Margaret and Saint Marina, accessed March 2, 2024, https://stmargaretmarina.omeka.net/items/show/230.