HD photographs of the Sapho statue on Aile Nord south facade - Page 841

While in the 1st Arrondissement at the Musee du Louvre, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Sapho, which was sculpted by Pierre Loison.

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Sapho statue in niche on Aile Nord, The Louvre
This first HD photo shows the marble statue on the Aile Nord of the former Palais du Louvre called Sapho, which is actually spelt Sappho in English, although sometimes it has full name of Sappho on the rock of Lefada, which was designed to depict the lyrical poet called Sappho who was born on a Greek island between 630 and 612 BC.

Now Sapho wrote numerous verses and lines of poetry but only around 650 have survived out of thousands, that were all designed to be accompanied by music, so hence why she is depicted in this statue holding an ancient musical instrument called a lyre.
Sapho statue by Pierre Loison
However, some stories state that she committed suicide by jumping off a cliff, which is why the artist also depicted Sappho looking down as though sorrowful or distraught, as you can see from this close up photograph of the marble statue that was originally produced in plaster and is now held at the Fine Arts Museum in Blois.

It was actually Pierre Loison who was born in 1816 that sculpted Sapho having studied under David d'Angers and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and from exhibiting works at the Salons for French artists, he received many public commissions for different tourist attractions.

In fact, Pierre Loison received no less than eight different orders for the Louvre Museum, along with others for places such as the Palais Garnier and the Hotel de Ville, yet many of his works can be found at places all over France like in Dole and Dreux.
South facade Aile Nord with Sapho statue, Musee du Louvre, Paris
But this image shows the location of the marble statue positioned within a niche on the first level of the Aile Nord, and when you are standing in the courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Carree, this is the seventh statue from the left hand side.

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