HD photographs of 2nd window LHS bas relief sculpture on Aile de Marsan at Musee du Louvre - Page 1157

Again we were in the 1st Arrondissement at the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a bas relief sculpture on the Aile de Marsan, which was sculpted by Pierre Jules Cavelier.

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Aile de Marsan 2nd window left side bas relief sculpture
A bas relief is called a low relief in English and this first photo shows one of these styles of sculptures that depicts a gentleman holding a globe and a compass, and although we have been unable to find out a name for this sculpture, we assume that it relates to either a cartographer or an astronomer, although the way he is looking up indicates it is more likely to be the latter, which was put in place on the former Palais du Louvre in the 1870s.
Man with compass and globe sculpture by Pierre Jules Cavelier
So here you can see a close up of the stone bas relief, which was produced by Pierre Jules Cavelier who was born in Paris in 1814 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts to study painting along with sculpture under David d'Angers, winning the Prix de Rome for sculpture in 1842, so he spent four years at the Villa Medici to further his studies and career.

Upon his return, Pierre Jules Cavelier received numerous public commissions for different sculptures and statues that adorn famous tourist attractions including The Louvre, Gare du Nord, Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois and the Tour Saint Jacques, before becoming a professor at the Fine Arts school where he trained many different students including Louis Ernest Barrias and Eugene Guillaume to name a couple.
The Louvre, Aile de Marsan 2nd window left bas relief sculpture
However, this photograph shows the location of the bas relief on the Aile de Marsan, which can be seen from the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour du Carrousel, and when you are looking at this facade, you will see that this is positioned on the third level, to the left hand side of the second window below the pediment.

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Address details

Aile de Marsan, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile de Marsan statues

Goddess of Love
The Harvester
Greek Muse Erato
Guerrier Romain
Guerrier Franc

Other Aile de Marsan sculptures

1st window LHS bas relief
1st window LHS Diane avec des chiens
1st window L’Astronomie
1st window RHS Diane avec des chiens
1st window RHS bas relief
2nd window LHS Groupe d’Animaux
2nd window Pediment sculpture
2nd window RHS dog sculptures
2nd window RHS bas relief
3rd window LHS La Maconnerie
3rd window L’Architecture
4th window LHS bas relief
4th window L’Abondance
4th window RHS bas relief
5th window LHS Charlemagne
5th window La Legislation
5th window RHS Moses
6th window LHS bas relief
6th window Pediment sculpture
6th window RHS bas relief
7th window LHS bas relief
7th window Pediment sculpture
7th window RHS bas relief
8th window LHS Paix bas relief
8th window La Paix sculpture

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