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HD photographs of Saint Bernard statue on Aile Colbert at Musee du Louvre - Page 328



Again we were admiring the decorations of different statues that adorn the facade of the Aile Colbert wing of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Saint Bernard sculpted by Francois Jouffroy.

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Saint Bernard Statue On Aile Colbert

When the Palais du Louvre was having different embellishments and statues added, Francois Jouffrey was one of the artists commissioned for some of the works, and this particular statue of Saint Bernard can be seen from the Cour Napoleon and is located on the first level facade of the Aile Colbert, the third from the left hand side.

Saint Bernard Statue By Francois Jouffroy   

And in this HD photo you can see some of the details that went into producing this stone statue by Francois Jouffroy who was born in Dijon in February 1806 and he attended the local drawing school before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

He became a French sculptor, winning the Prix de Rome in 1832, and from then on received numerous different commissions for public and historical buildings throughout Paris and other areas of France, eventually passing away in 1882, but leaving a great legacy of works behind him for people to still enjoy today.

Name Inscription On Bernard Of Clairvaux Statue

In fact, Francois Jouffroy also produced an additional statue of Saint Bernard which is now held at a cathedral in Arras, and this was twenty years after the one you have seen in these images, which was put in place on The Louvre in 1857.

And it was sculpted to depict Bernard of Clairvaux who was born in around 1090, and became a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order, and died after 40 years spent in the cloister.

Plus he was the first Cistercian placed on the calendar of saints, and was canonized by Pope Alexander III on 18 January 1174, yet in 1830 Pope Pius VIII also bestowed upon Saint Bernard the title of Doctor of the Church.




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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
  -  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
  -  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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