August 10, 2012

Photos of Louvre in 1953

Aerial view of the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden, 1953

Artists scrutinize their versions of a Titian portrait (left) and the Mona Lisa (right), Louvre, 1953

Louvre, 1953

Louvre, 1953

A portrait of Jeanne d'Aragon by Raphael, Louvre, 1953

Louvre, 1953

Exterior of the Louvre, 1953

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Louvre, 1953

Patrons view Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Louvre, 1953

Cleaning painting, which is upside down, a Louvre restorer tackles the central portion of Gericault's gigantic canvas, The Raft of the Medusa

Children take notes during a discussion of ancient Greek pottery at the Louvre, 1953

Venus de Milo, the Louvre, 1953

Married couple and their young daughter view the crown of King Louis XV at the Louvre, 1953

The Louvre, 1953

Loading statue, worker places Roman carving of athlete on carriage to be taken to workshop where legs, put on by an earlier restorer, will be removed

(Photos: Dmitri KesselTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


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