HD photographs of the Lion statues by Auguste Cain on Aile Flore at Musee du Louvre - Page 289

This time we were within the Cour du Carrousel courtyard of the Louvre Museum, which is probably one of the most famous tourist attractions in Paris, located in the 1st Arrondissement right by the River Seine, when we took these HD photos of the lions by Auguste Cain.

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Lion statues on Aile Flore in Paris
Now these two bronze lionesses are located at the entrance to the Aile Flore, which is known as the Gate of Lions and faces north into the Cour du Carrousel, whereas there are two other lions on the opposite facade facing south that were produced by a different artist.
Bronze Lion statue sculpted by Auguste Cain
In this high definition photo you can see one of the Lionesses next to the sign for the Porte des Lions, which is an alternative entrance to the impressive Musee du Louvre that often has shorter queues than entering via the pyramid, and these animal statues were sculpted by Auguste Cain and cast in bronze by the Thiebaut Foundry in 1867.
Bronze Lion statue at the Gate of Loins
So in this close up photo of one of the lionesses, just named Lionnes in French, you can see the detail that went into producing this wild animal based upon a Sahara lioness, and Auguste Cain, who was born in Paris in 1821, studied art under Auguste Rude and then under Pierre-Jules Mene, who was a great animal sculpture.
Porte des Lions 1867 bronze lioness statue
And in fact, August Cain married the daughter of Pierre-Jules Mene, and even took over his foundry when he passed away, but getting back to his work, by the 1860s August Cain became renowned for his realistic and impressive sculptures of wild animals, and started receiving public commissions for animal statues, especially lions, and many of these can be seen today such as the one here plus within the Tuileries Gardens and the Jardin du Luxembourg.

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Address details

Aile de Flore, Carrousel, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile de Flore statues

Goddess of Magic
Le Vendangeur
RHS lioness Porte Jaujard
LHS Lioness Porte Jaujard
Goddess of Youth
Goddess of the Soul
Le Lutteur
Le Frondeur
The Etruscan Warrior
Greek Warrior
Le Laboureur
Le Fluteur
Goddess of dancing

Other Aile de Flore window sculptures

1st window pediment
1st window LHS Diane
1st window LHS bas relief
1st window RHS bas relief
1st window RHS Diane
2nd window La Gloire
2nd window LHS Groupe d'Animaux
2nd window LHS bas relief
2nd window RHS bas relief
2nd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
3rd window Enlevement d’Europeon
3rd window LHS bas relief
3rd window RHS Europe
3rd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
4th window L'Histoire
4th window LHS Groups of Animals
4th window LHS bas relief
4th window RHS bas relief
4th window RHS Groups of Animals
5th window pediment
5th window LHS Fleuves
5th window RHS Fleuves
6th window pediment
6th window LHS bas relief
6th window RHS bas relief
7th window La Force
7th window LHS bas relief
7th window RHS bas relief
7th window RHS Groupe d’animaux
8th window La Victoire
8th window LHS La Vigilance
8th window RHS The Peace
8th window RHS La Prevoyance

Related information

Map of Paris statues
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Attractions at The Louvre

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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Ateliers du Carrousel Art Workshops
Jardin des Tuileries map
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King Louis XIV Statue
Army aircraft flyby

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Douleur statue
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Angelina Tearoom
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Musee des Monnaies, Medailles et Antiques
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Tour Saint-Jacques
La Conciergerie
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