(b. 1792, Paris, d. 1865, Paris)
The Virgin and Child with Adoring Angels1830 (commissioned)
Stone, 300 x 1200 cm
Although Neo-Gothic predominated in this period, all the churches with a porch sheltered by a portico, which were imitations of antique temples and Early Christian basilicas, required sculpted pediments.
The pretty pediment of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette was executed by Nanteuil who sought to create an impression of depth.