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HD photographs of the LHS Lioness statue on Aile de Flore at Musee du Louvre - Page 755

While at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris we took these high definition photos showing a Lioness statue, which was sculpted by Auguste Cain.

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LHS Lioness Statue By Artist Auguste Cain At Musee Louvre

This first HD photo shows a bronze statue of a lioness, which is the left hand side one of a pair that are located outside to an entrance on the Aile de Flore at the former Palais du Louvre.

Head Of LHS Lioness Statue Aile Flore

You will find that there have been some phenomenal French sculptors producing animal statues over the centuries, and these artists are referred to as an Animalier, and this close up photo of the head shows the realistic detailing that went into producing this lioness statue.

LHS Lioness Statue Porte Jaujard Entrance Aile Flore

So this particular statue was produced by Auguste Nicolas Cain who was born in Paris in 1821 and although he initially apprenticed as a butcher, he decided to study art and sculpture, eventually studying with Francois Rude, starting to produce small items for jewellers such as paperweights and walking sticks.

Aile De Flore Lioness Statues Musee Louvre

Auguste Cain then started producing small scale bronzes that he presented at Salons, but from that he also started producing monumental sculptures, and became a renowned animalier who received numerous different commissions for animal statues including these lionesses for an entrance on the Aile de Flore that were specifically requested.

Front View Of LHS Lioness Statue Porte Jaujard

Based upon a Sahara Lioness, according to some sources this was produced by Auguste Nicolas Cain in 1867, however, other sources state that the bronze cast was on or after 1869, and over the years many copies of his sculptures and statue compositions have been reproduced, although sometimes rather badly.

Although the name Auguste Cain, just like Antoine Barye, lives on and there are many monumental statues from this incredible animalier that can be found within tourist attractions all over the world, with several in Paris including within the Jardin des Tuileries, the Jardin du Luxembourg, here at The Louvre, etc.

LHS Lioness Statue Looking Over Cour Carrousel

But here you can see the back part of the Sahara Lioness laying down, although it appears she is surveying the area looking out towards the Jardin du Carrousel, which is where you will find a dedicated section to the artist Aristide Maillol, with several of his more modern sculptures located here.

Bronze Head Of LHS Lioness Statue Porte Jaujard

Yet this next image shows a close up photo showing the side of the face, which was one of a few different bronzes cast specifically for the Palais du Louvre during its restoration when numerous embellishments and statues were being added to the facades.

Porte Jaujard Entrance Aile Flore With Lioness Statues

However, as we mentioned above, here you can see the Porte Jaujard entrance to The Louvre, which is on the right hand side section of the Aile de Flore as you are standing in the courtyard called the Cour du Carrousel, and as you can no doubt tell, this is the entrance to Louvre School for higher education where students can study the history of art, archaeology, museology, etc.

Other Paris statues by Auguste Cain

  -  Tigress and Cubs statue
  -  Lion statues
  -  Le Lion de Nubie et sa Proie statue
  -  Rhinoceros Attaque par un Tigre statue
  -  Lion et Lionne se Disputant un Sanglier statue
  -  Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile statue
  -  RHS lioness statue at Porte Jaujard
  -  LHS Lioness statue at Porte Jaujard

Related information

  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Visiting 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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