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HD photographs of Comte de Buffon statue on Aile Turgot at Musee du Louvre - Page 354



This time while we were in the Cour Napoleon courtyard of the Musee du Louvre, we were admiring the statues on the Aile Turgot wing and took these high definition photos of a statue dedicated to Comte de Buffon by Eugene Andre Oudine.

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Comte De Buffon Statue On Aile Turgot

This first HD photo shows the statue of Buffon on the Aile Turgot wing of the famous Louvre Museum tourist attraction, and this is located on the first level balustrade above the colonnade and it is positioned fourth from the right hand side as you are looking at the facade from the main courtyard.

Comte De Buffon Statue By Eugene Andre Oudine   

Now this stone statue was sculpted by Eugene Andre Oudine who was born in 1810 and became a French sculptor and medal engraver, which is what he is most well known for, working for the Paris Mint. Yet he produced many monumental statues and sculptures that can be found in several places around Paris including within the Tuileries, Luxembourg Gardens and of course this one on the former Palais du Louvre.

Name Inscription On Comte De Buffon Statue

So in this last image you can see a close up showing the name inscription on the base of the statue, and this is dedicated to Georges-Louis Leclerc who was born in September 1707 and later became the Comte de Buffon, which is named after a village the family purchased.

And although Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon originally studied mathematics, he went into the field of science, eventually becoming a naturalist and encyclopedic author on natural history. Then in 1739 he was appointed the director of the Jardin du Roi, which is now called the Jardin des Plantes, and was instrumental in improving the gardens and transforming them into a major research centre and museum, leaving a legacy behind that has inspired so many people since.




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
  -  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
  -  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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