This is a statue of Theseus Slaying the Minotaur located in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, France. The myth reads that seven Athenian boys and girls were to be sent to the island Crete and faced with a labyrinth when a minotaur lived. Theseus is one of the boys famous for killing the minotaur and escaping the labyrinth. Its representation demonstrates the Parisian culture's respect for classical tales.
Zeus foudroyant les titans dit "Chenet de l'Algarde'' Bronze patiné et doré Provenance : collection de la Couronne n° 171 ; salon ovale du château de Versailles en 1682 ; grand salon du duc de Nemours au palais des Tuileries au XIXe siècle ; palais de Saint-Cloud au XIXe siècle | Musée du Louvre | Paris
Hermine David, drypoint for an edition of Sagesse by Paul Verlaine, published in 1943 by Creuzevault, Paris. Hermine David was born in Paris in 1886, and studied at the Académie Julian and at the École des Beaux-Arts. She made her debut at the Salon des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs in 1904, subsequently exhibiting at the Sales des Artistes Français, the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries.