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HD photographs of Andre Marie Chenier statue on Aile Henri II at Musee du Louvre - Page 376



Again we were admiring the facade of the Aile Henri II wing of the Musee du Louvre from the Cour Napoleon courtyard in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos of a statue dedicated to Andre Marie Chenier, sculpted by Auguste Preault.

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Andre Marie Chenier Statue On Aile Henri II

So this first HD photo showing the statue of Chenier is located on the first level balustrade of the Aile Henri II wing of the former Palais du Louvre, and looking at the facade from the main entrance courtyard, this is located third from the right hand side.

Andre Chenier Statue By Auguste Preault   

Now this stone statue was produced by Antoine-Augustin Preault, normally just known as Auguste Preault, and born in Paris on 9th October 1809, he became a medallist and sculptor, yet struggled for many years not being able to get into the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts, nor being allowed to present his works at the Paris Salons.

Yet recognition came during the Second republic and the Second Empire, when he did receive different commissions, including a statue for the Luxembourg Gardens, another for the Pont d'Iena and of course this statue of Chenier for The Louvre.

But tragedy still struck this French artist, and when his parents died he became exceedingly lonely and started producing medallions of his childhood friends along with other sculptures, yet during the Paris Commune his home and studio were burned down and many of his works were lost forever. And weakened by all these events and illness, Auguste Preault eventually passed away in 1879.

Name Inscription On Andre Marie Chenier Statue

And in this last image you can see the plaque at the base of the stone statue depicting Andre Marie Chenier who was born in October 1762 and became a French poet, with his expressive and sensual way of writing, he was one of the precursors to the Romantic movement.

However, there is a tragic ending to this person as well, when his career and life came to a very short and abrupt end, because after being accused of crimes against the state during the French Revolution, he was guillotined on 25th July 1794, which was towards the end of the period in the history of Paris, known as the Reign of Terror.




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
  -  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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