HD photographs of Louis Bourdaloue statue on Aile Colbert at Musee du Louvre - Page 1032
We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Louis Bourdaloue, which was sculpted by Louis Desprez.
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This first HD photo shows a stone statue on the Aile Colbert of the former Palais du Louvre, which is one of the series of famous French men that was produced in the 1850s and placed on the second level of this facade in 1857, and when you are standing in the courtyard called the Cour Napoleon, you will see that this is the fourth statue from the right hand side.
So this close up photograph shows the detailing that went into sculpting this statue, which was by Louis Desprez who was born in Paris in 1799 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Francois Joseph Bosio, winning the Prix de Rome in 1826.
Upon his return to Paris from furthering his studies at the Villa Medici in Rome, Louis Desprez received numerous public commissions, especially for portrait statues and busts along with religious figures, which is what he became most recognised for, and works can be seen at different tourist attractions around Paris including at the Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Jardin du Luxembourg and the Jardin des Champs Elysees, along with two for The Louvre.
So here you can see the base of the statue with the name inscribed on it, and even though he is referred to as Louis Bourdaloue, his name can also be spelt Bourdalou, and born in 1632, he became a French Jesuit and preacher, plus a professor of philosophy and theology at several colleges before being summoned to the court of Versailles.
Now one of the rules was not to have the same preacher at the court more than three times, yet incredibly after preaching during Advent and Lent, Louis Bourdaloue was summoned to Versailles again to deliver the Lenton sermons an additional four times, and the Advent sermons an additional 3 times, and both Catholics and Protestants were in praise of this preacher who could relate to people from all walks of life.
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