HD photographs of L'Abondance statue on Aile Est at Musee du Louvre - Page 580
We were within the Cour Carree of the Musee du Louvre located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called L'Abondance, which was sculpted by Jacques Leonard Maillet.
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This first HD photo shows the Abondance statue located within a niche on the Aile Est, which in English translates to East Wing, and this can be seen from the Cour Carree courtyard next to the colonnade, and when counting along this would be the sixth statue from the right hand side on the first level.
Also this was designed by Jacques Leonard Maillet as an allegorical statue depicting Abundance, which is why he has sculpted the female figure holding a variety of different fruits and grains, and this was put in place in 1860 during the restoration works taking place at the former Palais du Louvre.
So as we mentioned this was produced by Jacques Leonard Maillet who was born in Paris on 12th July 1823 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts on 1st October 1840 at the age of 17 initially studying under Jean Jacque Feuchere, then James Pradier to become a French sculptor.
And in 1847 Jacques Leonard Maillet won the Prix de Rome, meaning that he could further his studies by becoming a resident at the Villa Medici, which was the French Academy in Rome, and upon his return in 1853 he started to receive numerous commissions for embellishments and restoration works.
Many of his statues and sculptures can be found at churches such as the Eglise Saint Severin, but Jacques Leonard Maillet also produced works for tourist attractions in Paris such as the Palais Garnier and the Hotel de Ville, along with several statues for different wings of the Musee du Louvre including the one in this image of l'Abondance.
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