Musée du Louvre (Paris, France) : Frontal view of Pavilon La Trémoille

Creator:
Le Vau, Louis, 1612-1670
Lemercier, Jacques, ca. 1584-1654
Lescot, Pierre, 1510-1571
Published/Created:
Paris, Île-de-France, France
1546-1878
Date Depicted:
8/29/2000
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Notes:
The building of the Louvre in its present form was begun in 1546 by François I, who also founded the royal collections, acquiring works by Leonardo, Raphael, and Titian. The modern Palais du Louvre comprises a square courtyard, the Cour Carrée, to the west of which project two wings. The north wing, the Galerie Napoléon, runs along the Rue de Rivoli, while the south wing, the Galerie du Bord de l'Eau, fronts the River Seine. After 1639, Jacques Le Mercier doubled the size of the west wing and added the enormous Pavillon de l'Horloge with cumbersome decorations. In April 1667 Colbert commissioned designs for the east façade from a committee that included Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and Claude Perrault. The Cour Carrée was completed under the First Empire, between 1801 and 1810. The grand design was completed under Napoleon III, who decreed on 12 March 1852 that the Louvre should be completed within five years. Louis Tullius Joachim Visconti and later Hector-Martin Lefuel constructed two parallel buildings, on either side of the Cour du Carrousel.
Variant Titles:
Palais du Louvre
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 18th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Empire
Mannerist
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-P-L-A3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
exhibition buildings: art museums (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; rulers and leaders; Art museums; Francis I, King of France, 1494-1547 construction buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; art museums; buildings; houses; official residences; palaces Built under Napoleon I.
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/29/2000
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10163942
PID:
digcoll:1797332