HD photographs of the Campaspe statue on Aile Nord south facade - Page 847

Again while at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Campaspe, which was sculpted by Auguste Ottin.

Paris Statues

- <<  Previous  841  842  843  844  845  846  847  848  849  850  Next  >>
Campaspe statue, Aile Nord, Musee du Louvre, Paris
This first HD photo shows a marble statue called Campaspe, which is located in a niche on the Aile Nord of the former Palais du Louvre, and it sculpted to depict Campaspe, who was a mistress of Alexander the Great.

But according to some stories, after she was painted by the renowned painter of the time, Apelles, Alexander not only realised her beauty, but that Apelles had fallen in love with her, so he kept the portrait and presented Campaspe to the painter. And when you look at historical poems, the name Campaspe became a poetic synonym for a mans mistress, like a play from the 1500s.
Marble Campaspe statue by sculptor Auguste Ottin
Now this marble statue of Campaspe was produced by Auguste Ottin who was born in Paris in 1811 and studying under David d'angers at the Ecole des Beaux Arts he won the Prix de Rome in 1836, which meant he could further his studies at the Villa Medici French Academy in Rome.

Auguste Ottin received numerous different commissions and orders for statues to adorn tourist attractions including several for the Louvre Museum and many different churches, however, this French sculptor is most well recognised for his statue group on the Medici Fountain within the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is called Polyphemus surprising Acis and Galatea.
South facade of Aile Nord and Campaspe statue, The Louvre
But getting back to this marble statue of Campaspe, in this photograph you can see that this is located on the first level of the Aile Nord facade within a niche, and when you are standing in courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Carree, you will see that this is positioned third from the right hand side, or tenth from the left.

Paris Statues - <<  Previous  841  842  843  844  845  846  847  848  849  850  Next  >>

If you would like to use any of these photos for non commercial use we only ask that you please do include recognition to ourselves "eutouring.com", but if you are not sure with regards to usage, please contact us.

Address details

Aile Nord, Cour Carree, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile Nord statues

Le Genie de la France
Art Chretien
Litterature Satirique
Nymphe des Fontaines
La Paix et l'Abondance

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

Transport options

Paris Metro lines 1, 7, 8, 12, 13
Bus lines 21, 24, 27
Bus line 39
Bus lines 42, 48
Bus line 58
Bus lines 67, 68, 69
Bus lines 70, 72, 73, 74
Bus lines 81, 84, 85
Bus line 95
Night bus line N01
Night bus lines N11, N12, N13, N15, N16
Night bus line N24
RER Train line C
Water bus service

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