86 Statutes of Famous Men (Louvre)

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Some of the detail of Paris Architecture is overwhelming
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Also Called
Illustrious Men
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Aile_Colbert_(Louvre)

There is a Bric-à-brac of ornamentation on the exterior of the Louvre

Statutes of 86 Famous Men (no women?)
and the Puti

The Famous Men are a series of 86 statues
installed on the wings of courtyard of the Louvre.
https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/45632972/posts/17891
ICI & LA NATURE PICTURES

These new wings of 1852–1857, by architects Louis Visconti and Hector Lefuel, represent the Second Empire’s version of Neo-baroque, full of detail. The extensive sculptural program includes multiple pediments and a series of 86 statues of famous men, each one labelled. These include:

historian Philippe de Commines, by Eugène-Louis Lequesne
naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, by Eugène André Oudiné
chemist Antoine Lavoisier, by Jacques-Léonard Maillet
historian Jacques-Auguste de Thou, by Louis Auguste Deligand
philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by Jean-Baptiste Farochon
Marquis de Vauban, by Gustave Crauck
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace

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