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HD photographs of Nicolas Coustou statue by A Courtet on Aile Mollien at Musee du Louvre - Page 310



Again we were admiring the facade of the Palais du Louvre called the Aile Mollien with its statues of famous men that can be seen while within the Cour Napoleon, and we took these high definition photos showing the statue of N Coustou, by Auguste Courtet.

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Nicolas Coustou Statue On Aile Mollien

So this first HD photo shows the full statue of Coustou with its base on the first level balustrade of the Aile Mollien wing, and it is the fifth statue from the right hand side in between the windows on this wing of the Musee du Louvre as you are looking at the facade from the Cour Napoleon, which is the main courtyard where you will find the I M Pei pyramids.

Nicolas Coustou Statue By Xavier-Marie-Auguste Courtet   

And here is a closer view of the statue of Nicolas Coustou, which was produced by Xavier-Marie-Auguste Courtet, usually known as just Augustin Courtet, who was born in July 1821 in Lyon, becoming a French sculptor with several of his works being found within the Pere Lechaise Cemetery, and he passed away in Paris in March 1891.

Name Inscription On Nicolas Coustou Statue

Now as we mentioned earlier, this statue is dedicated to Nicolas Coustou, as you can see from the plaque at the base of the stone statue, and born in the January of 1658 to a woodcarver, he was introduced to art at an early age and he became a French sculptor.

And it was when he was only 18 Nicolas Coustou moved to Paris to study under Coysevox and at the age of 23 he won the Colbert prize, also known as the Prix de Rome, which meant he could continue studies in Rome before returning to Paris to a very successful career, and although some of his works were destroying during the French Revolution; many can still be seen today within the Louvre, etc

Yet he also worked with his younger brother, who became a sculptor, and sometimes it is hard to distinguish which one produced the work, or if it was both, but when Nicolas Coustou passed away in 1733, he left a legacy behind for people to still enjoy his sculptures today.




Other famous French people on the louvre


Statues on Aile en retour Turgot
  -  La FontaineLa Fontaine
  -  Blaise Pascal
  -  Francois Mezeray
  -  Moliere
  -  Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
  -  Francois Fenelon
  -  La Rochefoucauld
  -  Pierre Corneille

Statues on Aile Turgot
  -  Gregoire de Tours
  -  Francois Rabelais
  -  Francois de Malherbe
  -  Pierre Abailard
  -  Jean-Baptiste Colbert
  -  Cardinal Mazarin
  -  Comte de Buffon
  -  Jean Froissart
  -  Jean Jacques Rousseau
  -  Montesquieu

Statues on Aile Colbert
  -  Mathieu Mole
  -  Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Jean de La Bruyere
  -  Suger
  -  Francois Auguste de Thou
  -  Louis Bourdaloue
  -  Jean Racine
  -  Voltaire
  -  Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

Statues on Rotonde de Beauvais
  -  Condorcet
  -  Denis Papin
  -  Duc de Sully
  -  Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban
  -  Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier
  -  Lalande

Statues on Aile Henri IV
  -  Marquis de Louvois
  -  Saint Simon
  -  Jean de Joinville
  -  Esprit Flechier
  -  Philippe de Commine
  -  Jacques Amyot
  -  Pierre Mignard
  -  Jean-Baptiste Massillon

Statues on Pavillon Sully
  -  Jacques I Androuet Ducerceau
  -  Jean Goujon

Statues on Aile Henri II
  -  Claude Lorrain
  -  Andre Gretry
  -  Jean-Francois Regnard
  -  Jacques Coeur
  -  Enguerrand de Marigny
  -  Andre Marie Chenier
  -  Jean-Balthazar Keller
  -  Antoine Coysevox

Statues on Rotonde d'Apollon
  -  Jean Cousin
  -  Le Notre
  -  Clodion
  -  Germain Pilon
  -  Ange-Jacques Gabriel
  -  Jean Lepautre

Statues on Aile Daru
  -  Michel de l'Hopital
  -  Jacques Lemercier
  -  Rene Descartes
  -  A Pare
  -  Cardinal Richelieu
  -  Michel Montaigne
  -  Jean-Antoine Houdon
  -  Etienne Duperac
  -  Jean de Brosse
  -  Cassini

Statues on Aile Mollien
  -  Henri d'Aguesseau
  -  Jules Hardouin Mansart
  -  Nicolas Poussin
  -  Gerard Audran
  -  Jacques Sarazin
  -  Eustache Lesueur
  -  Charles Perrault
  -  Philippe de Champagne
  -  Pierre Puget

Statues on Aile en retour Mollien
  -  Pierre Lescot
  -  Jean Bullant
  -  Charles le Brun
  -  Pierre Chambiche
  -  Liberal Bruant
  -  P H Delorme
  -  Hyacinthe Rigaud
  -  Bernard Palissy

Related information

  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Start of the Louvre museum

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden
  -  Pont des Arts
  -  Joan of Arc statue
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos Pont Neuf
  -  Photos Square du Vert Galant
  -  Photos of Institut de France


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