BORN 2 Dec 1757, Paris - DIED 12 Jun 1831, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 53, 2eme ligne, V, 14)
Visited Bridan's studio, but the early death of his father forced him to make a living by making technical drawings. In 1811 he made a statue of Napoleon as legislator for the École de Droit in Paris (it's now in Versailles). Other work: the monument for Joséphine de Beauharnais at Rueil-Malmaison and statues of general Pichegru, general Valhubert and Louis XV. From his school sprang the sculptors Rude, Dumont and Lemaire.
made a sculpture of Beauharnais, Joséphine de
was teacher to Rude, François
Baedeker, Karl, Paris et ses Environs, Karl Baedeker Éditeur, Leipzig, 1931
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909