HD photographs of allegory statue by Pierre Loison on Pavillon de Marsan - Page 592
We were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris when we took these high definition photos showing a statue on the Pavillon de Marsan, which was sculpted by Pierre Loison.
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Unfortunately we have been unable to find out the name of this particular statue, although we do know that it was designed as an allegory and the fact that the figure is holding a pencil in the right hand and a scroll in the left hand, this could depict arts, architecture or even legislation.
But this particular statue can be found on the second level of the Pavillon de Marsan within a niche, which can be seen from the Cour du Carrousel courtyard on the south facade, and was put in place in 1878 during the ongoing renovations to the former Palais du Louvre.
Now this statue was produced by Pierre Loison who was born in 1816 and initially started out as a shoemakers apprentice, however, his talent for carving was noticed and he received a scholarship to study in Paris, becoming a pupil of David d'Angers in 1841 and entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1842.
So having started exhibiting at the Paris Salons for French artists, he gained many medals and was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1859, and through these successes he received numerous public commissions for different statues and sculptures with no less than eight different ones for The Louvre, including the statue you can see in this close up photo.
However, not long after producing this statue Pierre Loison started to get sick and ended up spending much of his time in the South of France at Cannes to help his health, which is where he passed away in 1886, yet other works can also be found in Paris at tourist attractions such as the Hotel de Ville and the Palais Garnier Opera plus within museums like the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
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