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HD photographs of Prisonnier sculpture on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 953

We were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a relief called Prisonnier, which was sculpted by Jean Goujon.

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Prisonnier Sculpture Aile Lescot Musee Louvre

This first HD photo shows a relief called Prisonnier, which in English translates to the Prisoner, and referred to as an allegory, you can see that the man is partially kneeling down with his hands tied behind his back.

Prisonnier Sculpture By Jean Goujon

Yet here is a close up photograph showing the fine detailing that went into producing this incredibly realistic relief, which is also looks like a statue, and this was produced by the French sculptor Jean Goujon, who was documented as working on the Aile Lescot of the Palais du Louvre for several years in the 1500s, which was when this historical wing was constructed.

Aile Lescot Bas Relief Sculpture Prisonnier

Not much is actually known about Jean Goujon, although he is thought to have been born in Normandy around 1510 and initially working with the architect Lescot at the Eglise Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, then again on The Louvre royal palace, he was the sculptor responsible for all of the decoration you can see in this image including the Prisoner sculpture, prior to going to Italy in 1562 to escape the Wars of Religion.

East Facade Aile Lescot Musee Louvre

However this photograph shows the entire middle section of the Aile Lescot, and when you are standing in the Cour Carree looking at this historical facade you will see that the Prisonnier relief is located on the third level below the pediment to the right hand side of the window.

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