HD photographs of 3rd set of Caryatids sculptures on Pavillon Richelieu - Page 878

While we were at the Musee du Louvre, which is located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a set of Caryatids, that were sculpted by Pierre Jules Cavelier.

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3rd from left Caryatids sculptures on Pavillon Richelieu, Musee du Louvre
This first HD photo shows a set of two Caryatids, which is actually spelt Cariatides in French, and these are a very ancient style of decoration that are utilised as supports instead of boring columns, which are always sculpted as statues of women with an entablature on their heads.
Caryatids sculptures by Pierre Jules Cavelier
So here you can see some of the impressive detailing that went into the making of these Caryatides for the former Palais du Louvre, which was when the entire palace was being redesigned and renovated, and this particular set was sculpted by Pierre Jules Cavelier.

Now Pierre Jules Cavelier was born in Paris in 1814 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor, winning the Prix de Rome in 1842, which meant that he ended up receiving numerous public commissions for statues and sculptures.

In fact, Pierre Jules Cavelier received over twelve different orders for sculptures and statues to be placed on the Louvre Museum including this set of Caryatids, but he also received commissions for statues on other tourist attractions in Paris like the Tour Saint Jacques along with works for others throughout France.
Caryatids and top of Pavillon Richelieu, Musee du Louvre, Paris
You will find that the Cariatides do not normally have names given to them, but this particular set is located on the facade of the Pavillon Richelieu, the top half of which, you can see in this photograph.

Therefore, when you are looking at this facade from the courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Napoleon, you will see that these are located on the third level of the pavilion below the pediment, and are positioned as the middle set of Caryatids to the right hand side, or in other words, third from the left.

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