Peace, Statuary Group by A. Etex

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Peace, Statuary Group by A. Etex
1815, or Peace, group by Mr. Etex. On the Neuilly side.

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Peace is one of the four high relief allegorical sculptures decorating the Arc de Triomphe on the Place de l’Étoile in Paris. It is sometimes also called Peace of 1815 or simply 1815. It was commissioned by Adolphe Thiers and executed by Antoine Etex following the Treaty of Paris to symbolize the final break with the Napoleonic period and its procession of wars.

The common current opinion is that this sculpture was executed with graceful vigor, a good sense of composition and convincing skills in the rendering of curves. It is also considered to lack any brilliant invention or creativity in the interpretation of the subject and in representing how the various characters relate to each other.

The caption reads in the original French: 1815, ou la Paix, groupe par M. Etex. — Côté de Neuilly.

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