16 December 2013

Bernard Palissy in the 6th arrondissement, Paris

Bernard Palissy (1510–1589), among other things, was a potter, painter and writer. This statue stands in a small park at the side of Saint-Germain-des-Prés church off the boulevard St Germain.
The statue is by Louis-Ernest Barrias (1841–1905).
Fossils were a great interest to Palissy, and his workshop contained a number of examples.

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