HD photographs of Cleopatra statue on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 936
We were again in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Cleopatre, which was started by Francois Auguste Fanniere and finished by Ferdinand Faivre.
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This first HD photo shows a statue that was produced initially in plaster by Francois Auguste Fanniere to depict Cleopatre, which in English is spelt Cleopatra, yet this was completed in marble by Ferdinand Faivre in 1902.
We feel that everyone has probably heard of Cleopatra, who was the last active pharaoh of Egypt from Greek origin, yet she did learn Egyptian compared to other pharaohs before her from the Ptolemaic dynasty who only spoke Greek, and had a son with Julius Caesar, whom she made co ruler after the death of Julius Caesar.
But getting back to this marble statue of Cleopatre, this was initially started by Francois Auguste Fanniere who was born in 1818 and often worked with his younger brother as an engraver and sculptor, both following in their fathers footsteps, however Francois Auguste Fanniere passed away in 1900.
So, it was Ferdinand Faivre, born Marie Antoine Ferdinand Faivre in Marseille in 1860, that took over the execution of the marble Cleopatra statue, which was finally put in place on the former Palais du Louvre back in 1902.
Now Ferdinand Faivre studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under sculptors such as Louis Ernest Barrias and presenting works at the Salons for French artists he received numerous public commissions from all over the world like London, Cairo, Zurich, plus many for places in Paris including the Ritz and the parts of the restoration of the famous Chateau de Versailles.
Yet this photograph shows that the Cleopatre statue is positioned within a niche on the ground floor level of the Aile Lemercier, and when you are standing in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, you will see this is the second statue from the right hand side, or fifth from the left.
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