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Interior View, Musée du Louvre
© 2007 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Interior View, Musée du Louvre

Exterior View, Musée Du Louvre

Exterior View, Musée Du Louvre

Interior View, Musée du Louvre
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Interior View, Musée du Louvre

Interior View, Musée du Louvre
© 2003 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Interior View, Musée du Louvre

Interior View, Musée du Louvre
© 2008 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Interior View, Musée du Louvre

Interior View, Musée du Louvre
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Interior View, Musée du Louvre

The most legendary of the world’s great cultural institutions, this is the imperial treasure house par excellence, featuring countless masterpieces from the world’s great cultures – the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace and Venus de Milo, to name but a few – set in the vast splendour of one of the monarchy’s most stunning palaces. I. M. Pei’s iconic glass pyramid, installed in 1988, is the most visible sign of a new world standard of sophistication in presentation, scholarship and curatorial programming. Enter via the dedicated Priority Access line at the Louvre's Pyramid entrance, or use the Richelieu entrance for expedited access.

Collection Highlights


Raphael

Head and shoulders of a woman, in three-quarters profile facing left, with folded arms

After Bernard van Orley

The Hunts of Maximilian: The Month of September

Francesco Salviati

Studies of folds for a kneeling figure

Jan Gossaert (Mabuse)

Diptych of Jean Carondelet

Patanazzi Workshop

Ewer basin
Law Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon

Guido Reni

Nessus Abducting Deianeira

Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa – Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
Musée du Louvre: Collection Highlights

Raphael

Head and shoulders of a woman, in three-quarters profile facing left, with folded arms, c. 1505 - 07
pen and brown ink, traces of black chalk, 22.2 x 15.9 cm
© RMN

After Bernard van Orley

The Hunts of Maximilian: The Month of September, 1531 - 1533
tapestry, wool, silk, gold and silver thread, 4.40 x 5.63 m
© 1992 RMN / Daniel Arnaudet

Francesco Salviati

Studies of folds for a kneeling figure, c. 1545
red and black chalk, 26.5 x 38.5 cm
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN-Grand Palais - Photo M. Beck-Coppola

Jan Gossaert (Mabuse)

Diptych of Jean Carondelet, 1517
oil on wood, 42 x 27 cm
© 2008 RMN / Jean-Gilles Berizzi

Patanazzi Workshop

Ewer basin, c. 1579
faience, 45 x 47 cm
© 1993 RMN / Martine Beck-Coppola
Law Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, 1792 - 1750 BCE
basalt, 225 x 65 cm
© 2009 RMN / Franck Raux

Guido Reni

Nessus Abducting Deianeira, 1617 - 21
oil on canvas, 239 x 193 cm
© 1997 RMN / Gérard Blot. Collection of Louis XIV (acquired in 1662).

Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa – Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, c. 1503 - 19
oil on wood (poplar), 53 x 77 cm
© RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

Exhibitions


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Drawing Greatness: The Art of Sketching in the Republic of Genoa

16 Oct 2017 - 29 Jan 2018

François I and Dutch Art

25 Sep 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
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