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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Eugene Pottier in division 95 Pere-Lachaise - update February 25

Eugene Pottier, buried in division 95 of Pere-Lachaise, authored the lyrics to the "Internationale," the revolutionary socialist song (music by Pierre Degeyter, buried in cemetery of Saint-Denis), not hte "Marseillaise" as I originally posted. The creator of the words of "Marseillaise" is Claude Rouget de l' Isle, who was buried in the cemetery of Choisy-le-Roi before being transferred to the Pantheon.  Thanks to Philippe Landru for the correction!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jean-Joseph Carries (1855-1894) division 12 Pere-Lachaise

A sculptor, Jean Carries was a noted miniaturist and ceramist. Sculpture by Carries himself.


Detail:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jean-Antoine Louis Théodore Gericault (1791-1824) division 12 Pere-Lachaise

One of the pioneers of the romantic school of painting in France, Theodore Gericault is perhaps most well-known for his profoundly moving "Raft of the Medusa" (see relief below). Based on one of the most disastrous shipwrecks in the 19th century, the creation of the canvas is a tale all its own and one well-told by Jonathan Smiles in his masterful The Wreck of the Medusa (2007, Atlantic Monthly Press).

Sculpture of Gericault reclining with brush in one hand and his palette in another, was created by Antoine Etex (1808-1888), who is buried in division 8 Montparnasse. 



The statue is surrounded by three bronze bas-reliefs, representing his most well-known work:

"Raft of the Medusa":



"The Charging Chasseur"




Monday, February 18, 2013

Memorial to the Victims of 20 June 1832 division 6 Pere-Lachaise

Erected by the city of Paris, this memorial pays homage to members of the municipal and national guard who perished during the uprising of 20 June 1832.

Their names are listed on the obelisk, largely illegible today, and bodies were interred in the open space in front of memorial:

Pierre Hippolyte Aubert, Francois Michel Bellier, Nicolas Beranger, Jean Cartier, Jacques Louis Leonard Chollet, Charles Joseph Cocquelet, Pierre Condamine, Claude Duc, Henri Fauchier, Joseph Folenfant, Bernard Forest, Pierre Gaultier, Jean Julien Geoffroy, Felix Gilles, Gravet, Pierre Joseph Guenifet, Charles Herera, Jean Francois Hervet, Francois Kolleter, Jean Baptiste Ladroix, Eugene Lavrilliere, Emile Lefort, Louis Victor Lemoine, Jean Lhubert, Jean Louis Lointier, Dominique Morge, Antoine Marquez, Etienne Mathieux, Louis Menard, Jean Moder, Pierre Auguste Mousseau, Francois Munerel, Jean Pargala, Francois Xavier Pernot, Jean Baptiste Honore Prevost, Louis Pussier, Jean Raud, Mathias Reybel, Francois Xavier Sattlair, Dominique Schmitt, Pierre Georges Senegon, Charles Louis Vanherseque, Claude Weber

For more information plus an illustration of the monument circa 1840 see Les Principeaux Monuments Funeraires du Pere-Lachaise, de Montmartre, du Mont-Parnasse et autres Cimetieres de Paris (1840) by Rousseau, Lassalle and Marty.

There seems to be a bit of confusion about this monument. As noted above, Marty et al make it clear it was erected for the victims of 1832, yet more recent sources, particularly in Valverde and Hughes "Le Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise" and in Philippe Landru's exhaustive website, the monument supposedly honors those killed in the 1848 uprising. And Bertrand Beyern writes that the monument honors those killed in 1832, 1834, 1835 and 1848.

A very small but nonetheless perplexing puzzle. . . 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fernand Arbelot (1880-1942) division 11 Pere-Lachaise

Sculpture in bronze by Adolphe Wansart (1873-1954).

"Ils furent emerveilles du beau voyage
Qui les mena jusqu'au bout de la vie."

"They were filled with wonder at the beautiful voyage
Which carried them until the end of life."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pierre Gareau (1766-1815) division 10 Pere-Lachaise

Probably a well-known merchant in his life, Pierre's singular claim to fame today is to have one of the few remaining early monuments still standing in Pere Lachaise. "La Douleur" by François Dominique Milhomme (1758-1823).


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Shot List for some of the earliest burials in Pere-Lachaise

For no particularly clear reason (to myself at any rate), one of my main objectives for our Paris leg of this May trip is to try and locate and photograph some of the earliest known burials in Pere-Lachaise. And with Marie's help it may just prove successful. But it's a start and, if I come across at least few of those individuals lost to time, those still waiting to be found and remembered, so much the better. 

The list below is a synthesis of a number of different sources, including input from Marie and Philippe, of course, and the very earliest guides to the cemetery. Most notably, the earliest print resources availble online are:

  1. Voyage Religieux et Sentimental aux Quatre Cimetieres de Paris; Ouvrage Renferment un Grand Nombre d’Inscriptions Funeraires (1809) by Antoine Caillot
  2. Le Champ du Repos ou Le Cimetiere Mont-Louis dit du Pere Lachaise ouvrage orne de planches, tome second (1816) by Roger & Roger
  3. Recueil de Tombeaux des Quatre Cimetieres de Paris avec leurs epitaphes et leurs inscriptions (1817) by C. P. Arnaud (includes a superb map dated 1815)
  4. Le Conducteur au Cimetiere du P. La Chaise (1820) and L’Observateur au Cimetiere du P. La Chaise 2nd edition (1821) both by Marchant de Beaumont
  5. Les Mausolees Francais (1821) by F. G. T. de Jolimont
And thanks to Marie for proofing my list and suggesting additional sites as well -- so, here's my list, by division:

1

Leger

2

Huber
Delort de Gleon

3

Gallet
Rohard

4

Patti
Clermont de Blavette
Barilli-Bondini
Champagne
Faidy
Laujon
Levasseur
l’Heritier de Brutelle
Sonni de Manoncourt
Lelande or Lalande
Tenret

7

Narjot
Dallamagne
Astley
Koen
Calmer
Colbert
Diaz-Carvalho

8

Arberg
Celerier
Comingues
Franconi
Houdet
Jouet
Saladin de Crans
Jaucourt
Oudot
Maugis
Walther
Loisneau de Persuis
Pepin de Bellisle

9

Beral or 10
Lecreux
Sopriansi

10

Collet Descotils
Darbonne & Delondres
Bergon or 11
Favre
Gallot
Baculard d'Arnaud or 58?
l'Heritier
Portier de Lalie
Visconti
Wisnich
Yardin
Mallus
Cochard
Bredel
Montmorency-Laval
Lespinasse de Langeac
Redon de Beaupre
Mun
Faget de Baure
Beaufils
Vaugirard de Rosnay
Novel
Lauwereyns

11

Saint-Lambert
Contades
Dereure
Devaux
Gillet
Hilarion Befort
Anglade
Durst
Mentelle
Tarchi
Thury
Vermiel
Dugazon
Parny
Ginguene
Regnault de Saint-Angley
Suard
Vincent
La Harpe
Target
Sabatier
Crouzet
Mercier
Mauduit
Marchant
Advisard
Messier
Balluet
Menuret de Chambud
Capet
Dufourny
Chabot d’Allier
Fressange
Allart-Mary

12

Bourgoin
Dureau de la Malle or 11
Issouard

13

Cordier
Bosquillon
Guichard
Hecquart
Mehul
Lallemand
Gaultier de Biauzat
Langle
Fortin
Delacroix
Coghlan or 34
Oeben
Micaud d'Uman
Galin
Narbonne-Lara

14

Lauriston
Sabatier de Castres

16

Boucle
Millot
Vauchelet

17

Agasse-Panckoucke
Lemaire
Tampier
Gail
Hennicart
Mercoeur
Huguet Chateaux
Clarck

18

Crussol d'Uzes
Perot or 39
Thiery de Bussy
Trubert
Poreet
Rosily-Mesros
Andrieux
Hachette
Lambert du Fresne

19

Heurteloup
Loison
Rouille or 20
Rafard de Marcilly & Wailly

20

Contat
Corsse-Labenette
Morellet
Valciennes
Saulx-Tavannes
Courcier or 21
Constantin
Remond

21

Narbonne Lara or 13
Bertholle
Demuy

22

Saint-Morys
Decouz
Maury
Saint-Morys Bourgevin-Vialart
Gaultier
Bayard de Plainville
Palisot de Beauvois
Prud’homme
Gratet du Bouchage

23

Dubut de Longchamp
Renouard
Belfort
Adanson
Robertson de Berlindaen
Debret
Affrye
Dumont

24

Clary
Marck-Didricke
Stahl
Langlois
Muller
Fresia d'Oglianco
Bayard
Berthoud
Sallonier de Tamnay
Celerier
Tascher de la Pagerie
Coislin
Le Hoc
Junot
Viesier
Dufresne
Berckheim-Soehnee
Champcenetz

25

Gouot-Leboucher
Lenoir-Dufresne
Salambier
Faucheur
Laplace
Bayanne
Vernier de Montorient
Malus

26

Beauvilliers
Brticogne

27

O'Callaghan
Bonnario
Bonnomet
Gerard
Lefevre
Nansouty
Huchet de la Bedoyere
Lefevre
Loyson
Garran de Coulon
Maison

28

Fleury
Verheuil
Barbe
Mourault de Villeneuve
Wirion
Tesse
Damas Crux
Girard
Bayle
Desnos de Kerjean
Garran de Coulon
Colaud de la Salcette
Felix d’Ollieres
Muy d’Ollieres de Saint-Maime

29

Feline
Fieffe
Howard
Moreau
Loiseau
Gourgaud
Caullaincourt or 30
Merlin de Thionville
Gamot
Mayer de la Martiniere

30

Lafitte
Coutanceau
Laujaunais

31

Varnier
Maret
Regnier Massa
Roergaz de Serviez


32

Masson or 8
Brezin
Caillat
Demalmaison
Lathan
Mauclere
Mertagne
Mounier

33

Eudes

34

Ragan-Gillet
Duplay (Maurice)

35

Couteaux
Lesparat
Labadye
Deshaies de Montigny

36

Bruix
Lorrain-de-Coq
Vezet
Leharivel du Rocher
Boyer
Congniasse des Jardins

37

Desfammes
Toulouse
Otto de Mosloy
Bidaux
pelet
Compans or 38
Nast
Lepine or Espine or 38

38

Lepine or 37
Frere
Bazoun
Dupuytren
Fontanes

39

Cottin
Mestrezat
Boucle
Hue
Walterstorff
Aumont-Mazarin
Houdaille or 40
Dumoulin
Thiebault
Titsingh
Williams
Stone
Barillon
Viesseux
Dreyer
Barillon
Bidermann
Goudin
Salignac
Stone
Godefroy-Redon
Leclerc des Essarts
Rabaut-Pomier
Garnier

40

Destors
Truguet
Gudin de la Sablonniere
Chabrol-Chameane

41

Chrestien Delhuis
Chagot
Chassebeuf-Volnay
Nicolet
Didier

42

Audifret
Fernand
Magnin
Magny
Montmorency
Paillard de Villeneuve

43

Bruges
Gonzalo
Greffuhle
Picard
Talbot
Tourneroche de Ste-Marguerite
Hautpoul
Lebon
Letort
Garcia-Suelto
San Tommaso or 45
Picot de Bazus
Nascimento

44

Auguie
Galamard
Ginigal
Guimard
Menoux
Daru
Calamard Duportail or 45
Ordener
Anselme
Gueritaut
Roland Montigny
Ferino
Menageot
Coustant d'Yanville

45

Millevoye
Dejoux
Desclozeaux
Blanc
Brechemin
Baudelocque
Menageot

46

Junecker

47

Clavier or 48

48

Davin
Requin de la Rosette

49

Dabbadi
Picquenot
Asseline
Bellay
Saulnier
Caumeau
Delaitre
Delaistre
Chanlaire
Pare
Lagrenee

50

Courcenay
Bascle d'Argenteuil
Pierre
Monsigny
Choiseul
Casenave

52

Feuillant

53

Delasalle
Camus
Berthier

57

Valmont de Bomare?
Laurent Malaine
Requin de la Rolette
Fortin

58

Delamalle
Vernier

59

Broudou-La Perouse
Morlot

60

Robert

70

Montbrun

74

Castelverd

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (1747-1825) division 10 Pere-Lachaise

Vivant Denon was an artist, diplomat and archeologist. Napoleon appointed him  the first director of the Louvre Museum. Sculpture by Cartellier (division 53).


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Paul Dubois (1829-1925) division 9 Pere-Lachaise

Dubois was a sculptor and painter; he sculpted Paul Baudry's monument in division 4.