Maggessi, Domenico Fortuné

SCULPTOR (ITALY)
BORN 17 May 1801, Carrare, Toscana - DIED 9 Feb 1892, Bordeaux, Gironde
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière de la Chartreuse, 180 rue Georges Bonnac (Série 05, No 37)

Domenico Maggessi was educated as a sculptor by Bartolem in his native Carrere in Tuscany. He moved to France and settled in Bordeaux in 1829. After he successfully applied for working on the facade of the Saint-Seurin Church he became official sculptor in Bordeaux in 1832 and he held this position until 1888. In 1833 he was elected into the Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts de Bordeaux but he left it in 1850.

In his studio in Bordeaux he created busts of many notables, among them Auguste Ravez, Theodore Ducos, Jean-Jacques Bosc and Pierre Lacour fils. His statues can be found at several public places in Bordeaux. René Princeteau was his pupil.

Related persons
• designed grave monument of Fonfrède, Henri
• made a sculpture of Ravez, Auguste

Images

The grave of Domenico Maggessi at the Cimetière de la Chartreuse, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)

 

Sources
BORDEAUX (33) : cimetière de la Chartreuse - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs
Dominique Fortuné Maggesi — Wikipédia


Magnan, Bernard Pierre

Published: 12 Nov 2017
Last update: 31 Oct 2020