HD photographs of La Navigation statue on Pavillon Lesdiguieres at Musee du Louvre - Page 684



Again we were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris when we took these photos of an allegorical statue called La Navigation that was sculpted by Pierre Travaux for the facade of the Pavillon Lesdiguieres.

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La Navigation statue on Pavillon Lesdiguieres at the Louvre
The statue called La Navigation was produced by Pierre Travaux who was the son of a stone mason born in 1822 and having been to art school he then entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris studying under Francois Jouffroy to become a French sculptor.

And his name is actually quite apt, as Pierre Travaux translates in English to Stone Works, which is what this statue of Navigation was made of, and although he had a great career producing numerous different statues, sculptures and monuments, unfortunately, it was short live as Pierre Travaux passed away at the young age of only 47.
La Navigation statue by French sculptor Pierre Travaux
Now La Navigation is classed as an allegory, which is a statue or sculpture that refers to a specific theme, and in this case it is Navigation, hence why in this close up HD photo you can see an oar the young boy is holding along with a globe, etc.

So to discover this allegorical statue on the facade of the Musee du Louvre, you need to be within the Cour du Carrousel courtyard looking at the top level of the Pavillon Lesdiguieres, and this was positioned by the roof line of the former royal palace as the second statue from the left hand side.

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