Cartellier, Pierre

BORN 2 Dec 1757, Paris - DIED 12 Jun 1831, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 53, ligne 02, V, 14)

Pierre Cartellier studied at the École Gratuite de Dessin and at Charles-Antoine Bridan's studio. The early death of his father forced him to make a living by making technical drawings. During the French Revolution he worked at the site of the Saint-Genevieve Church that was converted to the Panthéon. His name was made in 1801 when he exhibited his plaster version of "Modesty", based on the Capitoline Venus in Rome. In 1808 he received the Legion of Honor.

In 1813 he created a statue of Napoleon as legislator for the École de droit in Paris that is now at the Château de Versailles. After the restoration he became a professor at the École des beaux-arts de Paris in 1816. In 1817 he created an equestrian statue of King Louis XIV that is now at the cour d'honneur of Versailles. In 1825 he was commissioned by Eugène and Hortense de Beauharnais to create a monument for the tomb of their mother Joséphine at the Church of Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul in Rueil-Malmaison.

Other works:
Statue of general Pichegru, 1819, Château de Versailles; Statue of general Valhubert, 1815, for the Pont de la Concorde in Paris, now at Avranches, Normandy; Funerary monument for Dominique Vivant's tomb at Père Lachaise, Paris.

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Beauharnais, Joséphine de
• was teacher of Rude, François


The monument in marmer for Joséphine de Beauharnais by Pierre Cartellier at the St. Pierre-St. Paul church, Rueil.
Picture by Androom (09 Mar 1995)


Close up of the monument for Joséphine de Beauharnais at the St. Pierre-St. Paul church, Rueil. It was sculpted in marmer by Pierre Cartellier.
Picture by Androom (09 Mar 1995)


• Baedeker, Karl, Paris et ses Environs, Karl Baedeker Éditeur, Leipzig, 1931
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Wikipedia (FR):

Cartellieri, Carmen

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 25 Apr 2022