NANTEUIL, Charles-François
(b. 1792, Paris, d. 1865, Paris)

The Virgin and Child with Adoring Angels

1830 (commissioned)
Stone, 300 x 1200 cm
Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Paris

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.

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