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August 2018

Jean-Antoine Alavoine
Jean-Antoine Alavoine (4 January 1778 – 15 November 1834) was a French architect best known for his column in the Place de la Bastille, Paris (1831–40)
Elephant of the Bastille
completed by 1812. At this point Jean-Antoine Alavoine was chosen to replace him and the main pool was soon completed. Alavoine, realising the need to show
July Column
elaboration of a Corinthian column, was designed by the architect Jean-Antoine Alavoine, following a commission from Louis-Philippe: the Place de la Bastille
1778 in architecture
de Rome, architecture: prize carried over to 1779. January 4 – Jean-Antoine Alavoine, French architect (died 1834) August 31 – William Wilkins, English
1840 in architecture
is opened. July Column, Place de la Bastille, Paris, designed by Jean-Antoine Alavoine and Joseph-Louis Duc, erected, incorporating Auguste Dumont's Génie
construction; located at the Place de la Bastille, it had been designed by Jean-Antoine Alavoine. The two boys soon leave him the next morning. They are last seen
Joseph-Louis Duc
assistant to Jean-Antoine Alavoine, Duc took over the entire project on Alavoine's death in 1834. The foundation of the column is Alavoine's work; the
Cultural depictions of elephants
fontaine de l'Éléphant de la Bastille (1809–1810), Watercolor by Jean-Antoine Alavoine 1354 illustration depicting Panchatantra fable: Rabbit fools Elephant
1814 in art
returned to Parma, eighteen years after being looted by the French. Jean-Antoine Alavoine – The Elephant of the Bastille (full-size model) Merry-Joseph Blondel
1840 in art
Trafalgar Square being laid out and paved around it during the year. Jean-Antoine Alavoine and Joseph-Louis Duc – July Column, Place de la Bastille, Paris;