Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fraisse division 82 Pere-Lachaise

Thee something engaging about this young woman with her head buried in her hands, mourning and in obvious anguish. Perhaps its the subtle reliefs of her dress that catch the eye and the breath.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stephen Sinding (1846_1922) division 82 Pere-Lachaise

Stephen Sinding, sculptor. Statue L'Angelus by Sinding.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Joseph Croce-Spinelli and Theodore Sivel division 71 Pere-Lachaise

Joseph Croce-Spinelli (1843-1875) and Theodore Henri Sivel (1834-1875) died of asphyxiation when their balloon ascended too high. A third man, Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899), survived and is buried in division 27. Sculpture by Alphonse Dumilatre (1844-1923). These two men who died together so high above the earth's surface, now rest together hand-in-hand.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pierre Dorian (1814-1873) division 70 Pere-Lachaise

Sculpture by Aime Millet (1819-1891), buried in Montmartre Cemetery.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Joaquin Maria de Errazu (died 1871) division 68 Pere-Lachaise

Little is known about Joaquin de Errazu, other than he left this enormously powerful collection of sculptures over this substantial tomb. Sculptures by Meunier:

Monday, June 10, 2013

Memorial to the Soldiers who died during the Siege of Paris division 64 Pere-Lachaise

This memorial consists of four statues, representing: La garde mobile by Lefvre, l’Artilleur by Power, le Fusilier marin and Soldat de la lign both by Schroeder.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Anatole de LaForge (1821-1892) division 66 Pere-Lachaise

Politician. Bronze sculpture by Louis-Ernest Barrias (1841-1905, buried in Passy Cemetery, and designed by Gerharht, is part of a unique collection of sculptures at the tip of division 66.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Lucien Gibert (1904-1988) division 61 Pere-Lachaise

Sculptor. And you can't miss the spark and energy of Remina Maggiori right next door. . .