“The Winged Victory of Samothrace was painstakingly removed from her pedestal with a series of ropes and pullies then wheeled out of the museum on a specially installed ramp. One she was packed into a crate, the arduous task of moving her to the French countryside began.” (via The Louvre During the War) [This event was documented in candid shots by several photographers, chief among them Pierre Jahan]
Robert Polidori Documents Over 20 Years Of Restorations At The Palace of Versailles
Robert Polidori Documents Over 20 Years Of Restorations At The Palace of Versailles | http://www.yatzer.com/robert-polidori-versailles // Copyright: ROBERT POLIDORI. Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.