HD photographs of Numa sculpture on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 984
We were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a bas relief called Numa, which was sculpted by Jean Guillaume Moitte.
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The Aile Lemercier is a wing of the Palais du Louvre that was constructed in the 1600s, however, it was Napoleon Bonaparte who instigated the start of work to add decorations to the historical facade, which started in 1806, and this first HD photo shows a bas relief called Numa, one of four legislators depicted on the first section of the wing.
In this next close up photograph you can see Numa, who was born with the name Numa Pompillus and he became the legendary second King of Rome, with Romulus being the first, and recognised for his wisdom and piety, he constructed a temple that would be an indicator of peace or war, and incredibly, throughout the reign of King Numa Pompillus, the doors remained shut after he had secured peace with the neighbours of Rome.
So here you can see the entire top section of the Aile Lemercier and all of these sculptures were produced by Jean Moitte who was the son of an engraver born in Paris in 1746, and studying to become a sculptor he won the Prix de Rome in 1768.
Jean Moitte presented many works at the Salons and some of these are now held within different museums throughout France, however during the French Revolution and also the Restoration several statues and sculptures of his were destroyed, but these for The Louvre are still in place to be admired.
However, here you can see the entire left hand section of the Lemercier wing, which is positioned to the right hand side of the Pavillon de l'Horloge within the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, and the statue of Numa is located on the third level below the pediment, to the far right hand side of the window.
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