Hundreds of smaller replicas of the Statue of Liberty
have been created worldwide.
Jardin du Luxembourg
One stands in the Jardin du Luxembourg
: an information panel on the pedestal claims that it is a bronze model used by Bartholdi
as part of the preparatory work for the New York statue;<!-- Considering the model was made before the Statue of Liberty, (New York), it is not, by definition, a replica) --> the artist offered it to the Luxembourg museum in 1900 and it was placed in the park in 1906. The date written on this statue's tablet (where the New York statue has "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI") is "15 novembre 1889" (November 15, 1889), the date at which the larger Parisian replica was inaugurated.
Pont de Grenelle
This second Statue of Liberty in Paris is near the Grenelle Bridge
on the Île aux Cygnes
, a man-made island in the river Seine
(), 11.50 m (37 feet 9 inches) high. Inaugurated on July 4, 1889, it looks southwest, downriver along the Seine. Its tablet bears two dates: "IV JUILLET 1776" (July 4, 1776: the United States Declaration of Independence
) like the New York statue, and "XIV JUILLET 1789" (July 14, 1789: the storming of the Bastille
). This statue is shown in the movie Book of Secrets
as one of the historic locations.
Musée des Arts et Métiers
The original plaster, the first project (286 cm) finished in... Read More