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HD photographs of Andre Gretry statue on Aile Henri II at Musee du Louvre - Page 374



Again we were admiring the different statues on the Musee du Louvre and the Aile Henri II, which is located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Andre Gretry by Victor Vilain.

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Andre Gretry Statue On Aile Henri II

So we took this first HD photo from the Cour Napoleon courtyard showing the stone statue of Andre Gretry, which is positioned as the second statue from the left hand side on the facade of the Aile Henri II wing on the first level balustrade.

Andre Gretry Statue By Victor Vilain   

Now this was produced by Nicolas-Victor Vilain, normally just known as Victor Vilain, who was born in Paris on 3rd August 1818, and becoming a French sculptor he won the Prix de Rome in 1838.

Vilain regularly exhibited at Paris Salons and received numerous commissions by the city and by individuals, which included several ornamental works for The Louvre including this statue of one of the famous men in French history, and after a long successful career, he passed away in the March of 1899.

Name Inscription On Andre Gretry Statue

And in this last image you can see the plaque at the base of the statue, which is dedicated to Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry who was actually born in Liege, Belgium in February 1741, and following in his fathers footsteps being a musician, Gretry became of a composer.

But from 1767, after previously being introduced to French comedy opera while in Rome, Andre Gretry then moved to France and took on French nationality, becoming famous for his operas comiques, and composing around 50 operas, his masterpieces are classed as Zemire et Azor first produced in 1771 and Richard Coeur-de-lion produced in 1784.




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
  -  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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