Friday, November 1, 2013

Four Captives

Four Captives by Martin Desjardins, Cour Puget, Musée du Louvre, Paris
“Four Captives” also known as “Four Defeated Nations”, by Martin Desjardins, 1685
Cour Puget, Musée du Louvre
Paris, July 2008

“Taken from the pedestal of the statue in the Place des Victoires, these captives represent the nations defeated by the Treaty of Nijmegen (1679). Each expresses a different reaction to captivity: revolt, hope, resignation, or grief. They were first kept in the Invalides (1804-1939) then allocated to the Louvre in 1960 and placed in the grounds of the Château de Sceaux from 1961 to 1992.”
(Four Captives, Musée du Louvre)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

They are very expressive.

Florence must be nice at this time of year!