HD photographs of RHS lioness statue at Porte Jaujard on Aile de Flore - Page 754

Again while in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre admiring the Aile de Flore, we took these high definition photos showing a bronze lioness statue by Auguste Cain.

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Front of Lioness statue by artist Auguste Cain
This first HD photo shows the right hand side statue of a lioness, which is one of a pair of statues located outside an entrance to the Aile de Flore wing of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris.
Head of RHS bronze lioness statue Porte Jaujard
So here you can see a close up photo showing the head of the lioness, which was based upon a Sahara Lioness and this was produced in 1867 as you will see further down, then cast in bronze, although there are some places that state this was produced a couple of years later!
RHS view of lioness statue Porte Jaujard
There are a few French sculptors who have become recognised throughout the world as expert anamaliers, which means that they sculpt animals, and with the contours you can see here showing a side view of the lioness, it is like looking at the real living creature.
LHS view of lioness statue Porte Jaujard
You will find that this and another three lioness that flank stairs leading to entrances on The Louvre were sculpted by Auguste Nicolas Cain who was born in Paris in the November of 1821, and although he started working as an apprentice to his father, who was a butcher, he changed career paths to become a French sculptor.
Porte Jaujard RHS lioness statue on stone base
Initially Auguste Nicolas Cain studied under Alexandre Guionnet to become an ornamental sculptor, and with his love of animals, he started producing small works such as paperweights and tops for walking sticks, progressing to start showing works at Paris Salons that were cast in bronze by the Mene foundry.
Porte Jaujard lioness statue looking over Cour du Carrousel
From this relationship and marrying the daughter of the Mene, he progressed into monumental statues just like this one that you can see the back of the bronze lioness statue, as though it is looking out surveying the land of the historical Jardin des Tuileries and the temporary Ferris wheel on the side of the gardens by the Rue de Rivoli, which is put in place for a short period for all to enjoy.
Front of RHS lioness statue on stone base Porte Jaujard
And in a laying down position, this bronze lioness statue by Auguste Cain was one of many public commissions he received from the French State, which has been positioned to the right hand side of the entrance called the Porte Jaujard, which is the right hand side entrance on the Aile de Flore wing of the Musee du Louvre.
Front of bronze lioness head Aile de Flore
Auguste Nicolas Cain was fascinated with wild animals in particular and often used to study them at another popular tourist attraction called the Jardin des Plantes, so there are also additional bronze statues that you can discover by him located within the Tuileries Gardens, such as Tiger Slaying a Crocodile, Lion and Lioness Fighting Over a Wild Boar, Tigress Bringing a Peacock to Her Young, etc.
Front and LHS of Aile de Flore lioness statue
He had a prolific career right through the Second Empire and beyond, being awarded the Legion of Honour and working right up until he passed away in 1894, and Auguste Cain became recognised throughout the world as the same class of animalier as that of Antoine Louis Barye.
Cain inscription RHS bronze lioness statue
But here you can see a close up photo showing the inscription on the base of the bronze statue, which is located by the right hand side paw of the lioness, and as you can see this was produced in 1867 by Auguste Cain.
Bronze lioness head by sculptor A Cain
However, there are also many copies of his works, especially some of the smaller bronzes, and unfortunately plenty of fakes can also be found, yet the name Auguste Cain lives on for his impeccable detailing and precision, as you can see in this close up photo showing another angle of the lionesses face.
Porte Jaujard north facade Aile Flore Musee Louvre
Although in this photograph you can see the pair of bronze lionesses flanking the Porte Jaujard, which is the entrance to the Louvre School for further education on art history, museology, anthropology, etc and located to the right hand side of the Aile de Flore, these statues face out onto the Cour du Carrousel of the Musee du Louvre and the Jardin du Carrousel within the Tuileries Gardens.

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Address details

Aile de Flore, Carrousel, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile de Flore statues

Goddess of Magic
Le Vendangeur
LHS Lioness Porte Jaujard
Goddess of Youth
Goddess of the Soul
Le Lutteur
Le Frondeur
The Etruscan Warrior
Greek Warrior
Gate of Lions
Le Laboureur
Le Fluteur
Goddess of dancing

Other Aile de Flore window sculptures

1st window pediment
1st window LHS Diane
1st window LHS bas relief
1st window RHS bas relief
1st window RHS Diane
2nd window La Gloire
2nd window LHS Groupe d'Animaux
2nd window LHS bas relief
2nd window RHS bas relief
2nd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
3rd window Enlevement d’Europeon
3rd window LHS bas relief
3rd window RHS Europe
3rd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
4th window L'Histoire
4th window LHS Groups of Animals
4th window LHS bas relief
4th window RHS bas relief
4th window RHS Groups of Animals
5th window pediment
5th window LHS Fleuves
5th window RHS Fleuves
6th window pediment
6th window LHS bas relief
6th window RHS bas relief
7th window La Force
7th window LHS bas relief
7th window RHS bas relief
7th window RHS Groupe d’animaux
8th window La Victoire
8th window LHS La Vigilance
8th window RHS The Peace
8th window RHS La Prevoyance

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

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Bus lines 21, 24, 27
Bus line 39
Bus lines 42, 48
Bus line 58
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Bus line 95
Night bus line N01
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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