Monday, April 29, 2013

Clara Elisabeth Peabody Bancroft (1825-1882) division 41 Pere-Lachaise

Born in New Hampshire, USA, Clara Peabody married Edward Bancroft (1830-1882) of Boston, Mass., in 1845. Sculpture by Henri Chapu (1833-1891).

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Davillier "Le Bon Berger" division 40 Pere-Lachaise

Jean-Charles (1759-1846) Davillier and Jean-Charles (1823-1883) Davillier. "Le Bon Berger" bronze sculpture by Pierre Curillon (1866-1954).

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764-1830) division 37 Pere-Lachaise

Laurent Saint-Cyr served as Marshal of France, Minister of War, Ambassador to Spain, and Minister of the Marine. Sculpture by David d'Angers (1788-1856) in division 39; designed by Louis Visconti (1791-1853) in division 4.

1764-1830, statue by David d'Angers (buried in division 39)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hauregard division 34 Pere-Lachaise

This may be the family tomb for Paul-Gustave Hauregard (died 1883), and then again it may not. Whovever rests inside, the sculptures are exquisite.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Louis Hersent (1777-1860) Louise Hersent Mauduit (1785-1862) division 32 Pere-Lachaise

Two of Louis Hersent's more notable works are reproduced as bas reliefs (below).

Representations of two works by Hersent:
Ruth et Booz

La Maladie de Las Casas
Louis and Louise:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Henri Allouard (1844-1929) division 32 Pere-Lachaise

Sculpture by Allouard; he also sculpted Lamothe's monument in division 44.

Allouard was pupil to Lequesne and Schanewerk. After his debut at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Francais in 1865, Allouard received a third prize award in 1876 and a second-class award in 1882. He was awarded the silver medal at the Universal Exhibition in 1889, which was followed by the receipt of the Legion of Honor. In 1900 Allouard received a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition. In France, his works are in the collections of the museums in Paris, Bordeaux, Rouen and Montpellier.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Augustine Michel (1822-1842) division 29 Pere-Lachaise

Although so slight it might easily be overlooked, the hand coming out of stone grasping a chain is evocative, thought-provoking and engaging. The story here, like in nearly all the other stones covering the site of a burial, begs to be told.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Armand Joseph Bruat (1765-1839) division 27 Pere-Lachaise

Named commander of the French fleet in the Black Sea in 1854 during the Crimean War, Armand Bruat (1765-1839) died of cholera while at sea near Toulon in 1855. Sculpture by Hippolyte Maindron (1801-1884).


Monday, April 01, 2013

Victor Noir division 92 Pere-Lachaise

Born Yvan Salmon, journalist Victor Noir (1848-1870) was assassinated by Prince Pierre Bonaparte, grand-nephew of Napoleon I and cousin of Napoleon III. Bonaparte was acquitted. Originally buried in Neuilly, his body was removed to Pere-Lachaise. Effigy in bronze by Jules Dalou (1838-1902).