HD photographs of Nicolas Coustou statue by A Courtet on Aile Mollien at Musee du Louvre - Page 310

Again we were admiring the facade of the Palais du Louvre called the Aile Mollien with its statues of famous men that can be seen while within the Cour Napoleon, and we took these high definition photos showing the statue of N Coustou, by Auguste Courtet.

Paris Statues

- <<  Previous  301  302  303  304  305  306  307  308  309  310  Next  >>
Nicolas Coustou statue on Aile Mollien
So this first HD photo shows the full statue of Coustou with its base on the first level balustrade of the Aile Mollien wing, and it is the fifth statue from the right hand side in between the windows on this wing of the Musee du Louvre as you are looking at the facade from the Cour Napoleon, which is the main courtyard where you will find the I M Pei pyramids.
Nicolas Coustou statue by Xavier-Marie-Auguste Courtet
And here is a closer view of the statue of Nicolas Coustou, which was produced by Xavier-Marie-Auguste Courtet, usually known as just Augustin Courtet, who was born in July 1821 in Lyon, becoming a French sculptor with several of his works being found within the Pere Lechaise Cemetery, and he passed away in Paris in March 1891.
Name inscription on Nicolas Coustou statue
Now as we mentioned earlier, this statue is dedicated to Nicolas Coustou, as you can see from the plaque at the base of the stone statue, and born in the January of 1658 to a woodcarver, he was introduced to art at an early age and he became a French sculptor.

And it was when he was only 18 Nicolas Coustou moved to Paris to study under Coysevox and at the age of 23 he won the Colbert prize, also known as the Prix de Rome, which meant he could continue studies in Rome before returning to Paris to a very successful career, and although some of his works were destroying during the French Revolution; many can still be seen today within the Louvre, etc

Yet he also worked with his younger brother, who became a sculptor, and sometimes it is hard to distinguish which one produced the work, or if it was both, but when Nicolas Coustou passed away in 1733, he left a legacy behind for people to still enjoy his sculptures today.

Paris Statues - <<  Previous  301  302  303  304  305  306  307  308  309  310  Next  >>

If you would like to use any of these photos for non commercial use we only ask that you please do include recognition to ourselves "eutouring.com", but if you are not sure with regards to usage, please contact us.

Address details

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

Other Aile Mollien statues

Henri F d'Aguesseau
Jules Hardouin Mansart
Nicolas Poussin
Gerard Audran
Jacques Sarazin
Eustache Lesueur
C Perrault
Philippe de Champagne
Pierre Puget
La Prosperite
Les Beaux-arts
La Renaissance
Les Beaux-arts II
La Musique
The Musique II
L'Abondance II
La Fortune

Related information

Map of Paris statues
Musee du Louvre
Musee du Louvre photos
Musee du Louvre access
Musee du Louvre history
Louvre from Fortress to Palace

Attractions at The Louvre

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Musee de la Publicite
Musee de la Mode et du Textile
Ateliers du Carrousel Art Workshops
Jardin des Tuileries map
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel photos
King Louis XIV Statue
Army aircraft flyby

Louvre cafes and restaurants

Cafe Marly
Cafe Grand Louvre
Cafe Mollien
Cafe Richelieu Angelina
Cafes de la Pyramide
Comptoir du Louvre
Cafe Reale Italian Restaurant
Kiosque Paul Takeaway

Transport options

Paris Metro lines 1, 7, 8, 12, 13
Bus lines 21, 24, 27
Bus line 39
Bus lines 42, 48
Bus line 58
Bus lines 67, 68, 69
Bus lines 70, 72, 73, 74
Bus lines 81, 84, 85
Bus line 95
Night bus line N01
Night bus lines N11, N12, N13, N15, N16
Night bus line N24
RER Train line C
Water bus service

Attractions close by

Louvre des Antiquaires
Monument de l'Amiral Gaspard de Coligny
Square Michel Caldagues
Pont des Arts
River Seine
Pont du Carrousel
Douleur statue
Joan Arc golden statue
Angelina Tearoom
Institut de France
Musee en Herbe
Pont Neuf
Square du Vert Galant
Place de la Concorde
Musee d’Orsay
Colonne Vendome
Musee des Monnaies, Medailles et Antiques
Au Pied de Cochon restaurant
Tour Saint-Jacques
La Conciergerie
Notre Dame de Paris