Duret, Francisque Joseph

SCULPTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 19 Oct 1804, Paris - DIED 25 May 1865, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 19, 1re ligne, S, 22)

Francisque Joseph Duret the son and the pupil of François-Joseph Duret (1732-1816). He also was a pupil of François-Joseph Bosio. In 1823 he won the Prix de Rome for sculpture, which enabled him to continue his studies in Rome.

In 1833 he exhibited his "Neapolitan Fisher Dancing the Tarantella", now in the Louvre in Paris. He created figures for the tomb of Napoleon I and created a group of sculptures for the fountain at the Boulevard St.-Michel in Paris. He became an Officer in the Legion of Honor and in 1845 he became a member of the Institut de France. He worked as a teacher at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Images

The grave of Francisque Joseph Duret and Pierre-Auguste Cot at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)

 


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Published: 18 Dec 2016
Last update: 18 Dec 2016