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Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Artist/Maker Augustin Pajou (French, 1730–1809)
Description Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) studying the cycloid, engraved on the tablet he is holding in his left hand; the scattered papers at his feet are his Pensées, the open book his Lettres provinciales. Exhibited at the Salon of 1785; the plaster model was exhibited at the Salon of 1781.
Dimensions H. 1.46 m (4 ft. 9 ¼ in.), W. 1.05 m (3 ft. 5 ¼ in.), D. 1.41 m (4 ft. 7 ½ in.)
Credit line In the Louvre collections since 1960
Accession number RF 2981
Location Department of Sculptures, Richelieu wing, ground floor, room 29
Photographer/source Jastrow (2006)

Français : Blaise Pascal étudiant la cycloïde ; à ses pieds, à gauche, les feuillets épars des Pensées, à droite, le livre ouvert des Lettres provinciales. Présenté au Salon de 1785 ; le modèle en plâtre vaiat été présenté à celui de 1781.


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