HD photographs of pediment statue group on the south side of Aile de Marsan at Musee du Louvre - Page 474
Again we were admiring the south side of Pavillon de Marsan wing of the Musee du Louvre, which is located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the pediment statue group decoration by Theodore Charles Gruyere.
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This particular sculpture you can see in this first HD photo was sculpted in 1878 and is known as a pediment decoration, and this can be seen from the Courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour du Carrousel on the southern facade of Aile de Marsan.
Now, the ornate pediment sculpture was a part of the decorative embellishment plan for historical buildings to make them even more attractive as tourist attractions, and this particular statue group was produced by Theodore Charles Gruyere.
And Theodore Charles Gruyere was born in Paris on 17th September either in 1813 or 1814 depending upon the sources you read, and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1830 to become a recognised French sculptor, which he certainly did, winning a second in the Prix de Rome, then a first in the same competition in 1839.
So, he received numerous different commissions for public works during the improvements being made to city of Paris and its buildings including several for the Palais du Louvre, the Hotel de Ville, the Gare du Nord, the Eglise Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, etc.
Plus being recognised and awarded the Legion of Honour in 1866, Theodore Charles Gruyere continued his career producing statues and sculptures right up until 1881, and then a few years later he passed away in Paris in 1885.
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