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HD photographs of Jacques Amyot statue on Aile Henri IV at Musee du Louvre - Page 370



We were yet again in the Cour Napoleon of the Musee du Louvre, which is the famous tourist attraction located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, and this time we took these high definition photos showing the statue dedicated to Jacques Amyot, that was sculpted by Pierre Travaux.

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Jacques Amyot Statue On Aile Henri IV

So this first HD photo shows the stone statue of Amyot, which is located on the first level balustrade of the Aile Henri IV wing of the former Palais du Louvre, and originally a plaster model was produced in 1856, which is held in the Auxerre Museum at Burgundy, prior to the final stone version that you can see here.

Jacques Amyot Statue By Pierre Travaux   

Now Pierre Travaux, who was born in March 1822, became a French sculptor receiving numerous different commissions for historical buildings in Paris including six different statues for The Louvre.

And, the son of a stonemason, ironically his name translates in English to Stone Works, which is actually quite apt, considering many of his sculptures and statues were produced in stone or marble, plus he sculpted several friezes as well.

Name Inscription On Jacques Amyot Statue

So, as you read earlier, this statue is dedicated to Jacques Amyot who was born in October 1513 to a poor family, yet he made his way to Paris and became a French Renaissance writer and translator, eventually being made professor of Greek and Latin at Bourges

In 1547 he translated the Aethiopica of Heliodorus and was rewarded for this by King Francis I, which meant that Jacques Amylot could travel to Italy and study the Vatican text of Plutarch for translation, and upon his return to France he was appointed the tutor for the two sons of King Henri II. This then later led to King Henri III appointing him as commander of the Order of the Holy Spirit.

Then in 1570 Pope Pius V promoted Jacques Amyot to the bishopric of Auxerre, which is why the plaster model of him is now in the museum in Auxerre, and he is recognised as always seeking the best authorities for certain topics and books, which were interpreted correctly, with his translations and style of writing being like an original work.




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
  -  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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