Art@Site Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Statue de la Liberte

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi


Statue de la Liberte

Musee d'Orsay
On the occasion of the Exposition Universelle of 1900, Bartholdi crafted a smaller version of the Statue of Liberty, which he subsequently gave to the Musee du Luxembourg. In 1905, the statue was placed outside the museum in the Jardin du Luxembourg, where it stood for over a century, until 2012.
It currently stands at the entrance to the Musee d'Orsay; a newly constructed bronze replica stands in its place in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
The date written on this statue's tablet (where the New York statue has"JULY IV MDCCLXXVI") is"15 novembre 1889" (November 15, 1889), the date at which the larger Parisian replica was inaugurated.