Henri IV Equestrian Statue

Henri IV Equestrian Statue – Paris, France

Erected at the request of his wife Marie de Médicis, the statue of Henri IV has survived the course of history. Inaugurated for the first time on August 23, 1614, it was destroyed during the revolution, along with most other royal statues. But the legitimists, after the fall of Napoléon, had the idea to resurrect the statue, and Louis XVIII commanded François Frédéric Lemot to make a copy from engravings. The bronze comes from the statue of General Desaix, unbolted by the place of Victoires, the statue of Napoléon of the Vendôme column and that of the Boulogne-sur-Mer column. It…