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HD photographs of inner LHS Caryatid sculptures on the north facade of Denon Pavilion - Page 562

This time we were walking around the Cour Napoleon admiring the facades of the Musee du Louvre, which is located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, and we took these high definition photos showing a set of caryatids sculpted by Georges Jacquot.

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2nd LHS Caryatid Sculptures By Georges Jacquot

So here you can see a set of two caryatids, which is spelt caryatides in French, and these sculpted figures are designed as a support for an entablature that rests on their heads, and are put in place instead of standard columns or pillars for additional decoration.

And this particular set of caryatids is located on the Denon Pavilion on the third level below the pediment, and second from the left hand side, they were put in place on the former Palais du Louvre in 1857 during the renovations to the former royal palace.

Caryatid Sculptures On Denon Pavilion

Now this particular set of caryatids were produced by Georges Jacquot, who was born in Nancy in 1794, and although he first started out studying drawing and painting, he also became a recognised French sculptor, winning the Prix de Rome in 1820, furthering his studies at the Villa Medici until he returned to Paris in France in 1825.

Georges Jacquot received several public commissions for works including these caryatids and also became a professor of drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, although his best known work is probably the monument he sculpted depicting the King of Poland Stanislas Leszczynski, which is located in his home town, and when Georges Jacquot passed away, he also bequeathed his fortune to the town to fund a drawing prize.

Denon Pavilion Caryatids North Facade

Yet this last photo gives you a perspective of the ornamental facade of the Pavillon Denon wing of the Louvre Museum, from where we took the photo across the courtyard by one of the glass pyramids, which were constructed in the 1980s, and you will find that the caryatids were designed by different sculptors, but with a similar theme depicting beautiful female figures.

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