Today, lets have a look at some outside sculptures from Gabriel Jules Thomas (1824-1905), who was a French sculptor, winner of the Prix de Rome.
A more detailed (French) biography by Nella Buscot can be seen here.
His 'La Renommée et l'Etude' bronze sculpture was made in 1903, to honor the architect Charles Garnier. Located on the West side, previously the entrance of the Chief of State, it is today the visitor's entrance.
|'L'Etude et la Renommée' by GJ Thomas (detail - here 'L'Etude')|
|West side of Opera Garnier - 'L'Etude et la Renommée' sculpture - photo cergyrama|
(The bust of Charles Garnier above the two naked men was sculpted by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux).
|La Renommée (detail)|