HD photographs of LHS Renommee statue on Pavillon de l'Horloge at Musee du Louvre - Page 917

We were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called a Renommee, which was sculpted by Gilles Guerin.

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Left side Renommee statue, Pavillon de l'Horloge, Musee du Louvre
This first HD photo shows two statues located on the top pediment of the Pavillon de l'Horloge, and called Renommees, the left hand side one was sculpted by Gilles Guerin back in 1638, although the opposite one was by a completely different sculptor.
Mythical winged Renommee statue by Gilles Guerin
Here you can see a close up of the Renommee statue, which is based upon a mythical theme of a winged female, that is sometimes referred to as a Fame, such as other statues you can discover at tourist attractions around Paris like the Fame restraining Pegasus or Fame riding Pegasus.
Pavillon de l'Horloge pediment sculptures Fame statues
Now as we mentioned, the left hand side Renommee was produced by Gilles Guerin, who was born in the early 1600s, and according to The Louvre, the year was 1606, but some other sources state 1610 or 1611, although every source we have found states that he passed away in 1678.

You will find that Gilles Guerin took an apprenticeship with the father of Charles Le Brun and many of his works were for the chateaux such as Versailles, Fontainebleau and Chantilly, not forgetting this one of Fame for the former Palais du Louvre, along with others for churches.
East facade Pavillon de l'Horloge, The Louvre Renommee statues
So this statue of fame was sculpted by Gilles Guerin from the designs of Jacques Sarazin who executed numerous different drawings for interiors and exteriors of private mansions and royal castles and the decoration of this pavilion of the Palais du Louvre was one of the most important designs that Jacques Sarazin executed.

Therefore to see this historical facade of The Louvre, called the Pavillon de l'Horloge, you would need to be standing in the Cour Carree and as you can see, the gateways at the bottom take you through to another courtyard called the Cour Napoleon.

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Address details

Pavillon de l'Horloge, Cour Carree, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Pavillon de l'Horloge statues

RHS Renommee
1st LHS Caryatid
2nd LHS Caryatid
3rd LHS Caryatid
4th LHS Caryatid

Related information

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Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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King Louis XIV Statue
Army aircraft flyby

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