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Paris under Bombardment: Safeguarding Louvre Treasures

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I ii IN ThE GRAN4DE GALERIE :THIE WALLS NOW BARE ANO STRIPPED OF ThE WORLD-FAMOUS MASTERPIECES OF THE ITALIAN, SPANISH, BRIT|iSH, AND FLEMISH CHOOLS.


WHERE THE MOST WONDERFUL STATUE OF THE WORLD STOOD: THE PEDESTAL 1 IWHENCE THE “VENUS DE MLO” HAS BEEr REMOVED.


THE SAND-BAG SCREEN OVER A SUPREME MASTERPIECE OF EARLY HELLENIC L SCULPTURE : THE COVERED-N ” VICTORY OF SAMOTHRACE


SI; (i ChiiVAhqS RN P OcE (V313 TAKENJ DOWNK. O3 BEN REOE FROgM THEIR FR.AMES IN THES SALLE FRANAISE DII XII. SIflCLL. ‘ii N` , i ~;v ~ -pg~n/ J A , S wmxm -~


Now that erial bombardments of Paris by German aircraft are of frequent occurrence, while the German long-range guns intermittently send shells into the city, the Louvre has been temporarily stripped of its treasures Our illustrations show what is being done with certain masterpieces, and in the galleries. The Grande Galerie, an immense apart- ment, 410 yards long, contains masterpieces of all the reat Masters. – The Louvre


“Venus de Milo ” is, of course, unique among the sculptures of the world -The “Victory of Samothrace,” hardly less famous, has been described as “perhaps the finest exosting work of early Hellenic art” It represents Victory standing on the prow of a trireme, sounding the battle – trumpet signal. – The Salle Frangaise du XIX. Sicle contains masterpieces of modern French painting.



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Issue 4133. - Vol CLIII

Jul, 06 1918

Illustrated London News