HD photographs of Victoire et Abondance sculpture on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 922



These high definition photos show a pediment sculpture on the Aile Lemercier wing of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, and called Victoire et Abondance, this was sculpted by Philippe Laurent Roland.

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Victoire et Abondance sculpture on Aile Lemercier top pediment
This first HD photo shows the top pediment on the Aile Lemercier, which is called Victoire et Abonance, which in English translates to Victory and Abundance that shows two allegorical winged female figures each side of a shield, with the one to the left holding a laurel wreath that was traditionally given to a victor or winner of a contest.
Victoire et Abondance sculpture by Philippe Laurent Roland
Yet here you can see a close up of the allegorical relief sculpture, which was produced by Philippe Laurent Roland who was born in 1746 and entered the workshop of Augustin Pajou in order to become a French sculptor with his first project being for the opera of the Palais de Versailles.
Pediment sculpture Victoire et Abondance, Aile Lemercier
Although he was not able to participate in the Prix de Rome competition Philippe Laurent Roland saved enough money to travel to Italy and spend five years studying there, before returning to Paris where he received many commissions for tourist attractions like the Chateau de Fontainebleau and the former Palais du Louvre, including this sculpture of Victoire et Abonance.
East facade of Aile Lemercier from Cour Carree of The Louvre
However, this photograph shows the entire middle section of the Aile Lemercier with the top pediment sculpture of Victory and Abundance that was put in place in 1806, and you would need to be standing the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree in order to see this ornate facade.

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