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HD photographs of pediment statue group on Pavillon de Flore Nord - Page 737

We were again in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre when we took these high definition photos showing the pediment on the Pavillon de Flore by Jules Franceschi.

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Pediment Statue Group On Pavillon De Flore Nord

This first HD photo shows a statue group that was designed as an ornate Pediment, known as a Fronton in French, which is located on the Pavillon de Flore Nord and although designed as an allegory, we have been unable to find out a specific name for it.

Pavillon Flore Pediment Statue Group By Jules Franceschi

Yet here you can also see the ornate front with the letter N, that refers to a symbol used during the Empire of Napoleon, and this is positioned on the lower part of the chimney behind the pediment statue, which was sculpted by Jules Franceschi.

Male Figure Pavillon De Flore North Pediment Statue Group

Known as Jules Franceschi, he was actually of Italian origin born in France in 1825 with a full name of Louis Julien Franceschi, and went on to study under Francois Rude to become a French sculptor and received several commissions in Paris for places such as the Palais Garnier and the Hotel de Ville.

Plus he executed this statue Pediment on the former Palais du Louvre, and as you can see with this male figure on the left of the group, he is holding an oar, leaning on a water carrier, next to a strange looking fish.

Female Figure Pavillon De Flore North Pediment Statue Group

So, just like the female allegorical statue to the right of the Pediment group who is also leaning on a water carrier, we believe that this interpreted as an allegory for either rivers in France such as the Seine, or maritime exploits, as there are many other statues in Paris that have similar attributes.

North Side Roof Pavillon De Flore The Louvre

But in this photo you can see the top part of the Pavillon de Flore Nord with the Fronton by Jules Franceschi, and if you are looking up at this ornate wing of The Louvre, you will find the facade facing north into the courtyard called the Cour du Carrousel, which is close to other popular tourist attractions of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and the set of Maillol statues in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Related information

  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Start of the Louvre museum

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden
  -  Pont des Arts
  -  Photos of Institut de France

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