HD photographs of Jacques Coeur statue on Aile Henri II at Musee du Louvre - Page 398
This time while we were in the Cour Napoleon of the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Jacques Coeur located on the Aile Henri II, which was sculpted by Elia Robert.
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Now this first HD photo shows the statue of J Coeur, which is located on the first level balustrade of the Aile Hneri II wing of the former Palais du Louvre, and if you look at the facade from the courtyard, this is positioned virtually in the middle of the line of famous French men, or to be more precise, the fourth statue from the left hand side.
So, this stone statue was sculpted by Elias Robert, yet he was born in June 1821 with the name Louis Valentin Robert, after his elder brother who died as a baby, and moving to Paris from Etampes, he became a French sculptor, passing away in the capital city in April 1874.
And this last close up image showing the base of the statue is depicting Jacques Coeur, who was born in the late 1300s and became a French merchant, who was summoned to Paris by King Charles VII and made master of the mint, plus represented France in three embassies and aided in ousting the English from Normandy.
Yet amassing a large fortune, he ended up loaning money to many people including the king himself, but this meant he also had many enemies, especially through jealousy where people wanted to see his downfall, and he was arrested for poisoning the kings mistress along with other crimes against the king.
So this meant his wealth and properties were seized, but escaping prison with some help from former employees, Jacques Coeur made his way to Rome and became captain of a fleet, yet unfortunately passed away shortly after the expedition set out in the November of 1456, but all was not completely lost, as King Charles VII did allow his sons to inherit what was left of his wealth.
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