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HD photographs of Charles le Brun Statue by J Petit on Aile en retour Mollien at Musee du Louvre - Page 320



Again we were admiring the wing of the Musee du Louvre called the Aile en retour Mollien, which faces into the Cour Napoleon courtyard in the 1st Arrondissement, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Charles le Brun by Jean Claude Petit.

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Charles Le Brun Statue On Aile En Retour Mollien

So this stone statue of Charles le Brun is located on the first level balustrade of the Aile en retour Mollien, and is the third one from the left hand side of the facade, and produced by the French sculptor Jean Claude Petit, this was put in place in 1857 with the other additional embellishments and famous men sculpted specifically for the former Palais du Louvre.

Charles Le Brun Statue By Jean Claude Petit   

This next HD photo shows a closer view of the statue depicting Charles le Brun, who was born in Paris in February 1619 and at age 11 he first got noticed for his talents as a painter, and by 15 he was receiving commissions from Cardinal Richelieu, prior to then accompanying Nicolas Poussin to Rome where he studied under him for four years before returning to Paris.

Name Inscription On Charles Le Brun Statue

Now as you can see in this image, sometimes his name is shown as all one word, yet he is most well known as Charles le Brun, rather than Lebrun, and back in Paris he became the director of the Gobelins, which was a manufacturer for furniture and tapestries for the royal palaces, and he was the originator of Louis XIV Style.

Also, the King had much admiration for him, and he received a title and income for being The first painter of the King. And from 1662 all paintings etc in the royal palaces was directed by Le Brun, yet he still executed specific decorations himself, including several for the Chateau de Versailles like the Great Hall of Mirrors and he primarily worked for King Louis XIV on different paintings and decorations, many of which are now at the Musee du Louvre.




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
  -  Nicolas Coustou
  -  Eustache Lesueur
  -  Charles Perrault
  -  Philippe de Champagne
  -  Pierre Puget

Statues on Aile en retour Mollien
  -  Pierre Lescot
  -  Jean Bullant
  -  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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