Most of the sculptures in the glass-roofed courtyard known as Cour Marly in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre museum come from King Louis XIV’s Chateau de Marly west of Paris. They were brought to Paris during the Revolution and originally placed in the Place de la Concorde and eventually relocated to the Louvre.
As promised in yesterday’s posting (see here), here are some more photos of the courtyard and its treasures.
The Cour Marly and its glass roof.
The statue on the right is Julius Caesar by Nicolas Coustou.
A bronze sculpture among the many marble statues.
Captiffs (also known as Four Captives or Four Defeated Nations) by the Dutch sculptor Martin Van Den Bogaert who also went by the name of Martin Desjardins.
Steps leading to the Horses of Marly (Chevaux de Marly) on the upper levels of the courtyard.
The statue in the background is one of the four Horses of Marly by Guillaume Coustou that were completed in 1745 during the reign of Louis XV.
Another sculpture by Nicolas Coustou.
Arria by Pierre Lepautre.
One of the Horses of Marly above Amphitrite by Antoine Coysevox.