Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Preferred Title: 
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Image View: 
West elevation, close view of the arch
Creator: 
Charles Percier (French architect, 1764-1838); Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (French architect, 1762-1853)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Location Note: 
Place du Carrousel
Date: 
1806-1807 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Empire; Nineteenth century
Work Type 1: 
monument
Work Type 2: 
triumphal arch (memorial arch)
Classification: 
architecture
Material: 
stone
Technique: 
carving (processes); construction (assembling)
Measurements: 
63 x 75 x 24 ft (depth)
Subjects: 
allegorical; architectural exteriors; military; war; mythology (Classical); Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; victory arch; triumphal arch; "Haussmannization"; Voie Triomphale; triumphal way; memorial
Description: 
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, France. It is located on the Place du Carrousel, just to the west of the Louvre. Designed by Charles Percier and Pierre Léonard Fontaine, the arch was made between 1806-1808 by the Emperor Napoleon I on the model of the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome. It was commissioned to commemorate France's military victories in 1805. It was originally surmounted by the famous horses of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice, captured by Napoleon, but these were returned to Venice in 1815. They were replaced by a quadriga sculpted by Baron François Joseph Bosio, depicting Peace riding in a triumphal chariot, led by gilded Victories on either side; the composition commemorates the Restoration of the Bourbons following Napoleon's downfall. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is at the easternmost end of the so-called "Axe historique" ("grand historic axis") of Paris, a nine-kilometre long linear route which dominates central and western Paris created under the (later)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Three
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-ATC-B7
Rights: 
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