HD photographs of La Mer Statue on Rotonde de Beavais at Musee du Louvre - Page 721
Again we were in the Cour Napoleon courtyard of the Musee du Louvre when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called La Mer, which was sculpted by Ernest Christophe.
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La Mer is an allegorical statue and in English this translates to The Sea, so hence the young boy has a shell while sitting on a scary looking fish, and this can be found on the top level by the balustrades and the roof line of the former Palais du Louvre.
So, when you are looking at the facade of the wing called the Rotunde de Beauvais from the Cour Napoleon courtyard, as you can no doubt tell from the image, La Mer is positioned right in the corner on the far right hand side, which was put in place in 1857.
Now the statue of The Sea was produced in stone by Erneste Christophe who was born in 1827 and studied under Francois Rude to become a French sculptor, even working with his master to execute a funerary monument, although Ernest Christophe is a very little known French sculptor.
However, he did receive some public commissions for statues such as this one of La Mer for the Musee du Louvre, yet his most well known work is called The Human Comedy, which was purchased by the French State and initially placed within the Jardin des Tuileries, before being restored and placed within another popular tourist attraction in Paris called the Musee d'Orsay.
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