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Le Guide par L'Image: Le Musee du Louvre Presente par ses Conservateurs, Verne, M. Henri (director)
1 Verne, M. Henri (director) Le Guide par L'Image: Le Musee du Louvre Presente par ses Conservateurs
France Art et Tourisme 1936 Pamphlet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; French Language. All text is in French. This is a guide to the Louvre Museum, presented by the conservators - with a bit of their knowledge regarding the pieces. The guide includes a laid-in plan of the building, which features 12 itineraries for studying the collections which is meant to give the best understanding of the pieces to be viewed. "The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Due to the urban expansion of the city, the fortress eventually lost its defensive function and, in 1546, was converted by Francis I into the main residence of the French Kings. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons." 
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