Meusnier, Mathieu Roland

SCULPTOR, ART COLLECTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 1 Apr 1824, Paris - DIED 31 Jan 1896, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 06)

Mathieu-Mesnier entered the École des beaux-arts in Paris in 1841. He studied in the studio of Auguste Dumont and won a medal third class in 1844. In 1845 he created a bust of Ledru-Rollin and in 1850 he sculpted Adolphe Yvon. His "La Mort de Laïs" (1849) an still be seen in the jardin des Tuileries in Paris.

In 1865 he made a medaillon of Émile Ollivier and in 1870 he portrayed Sarah Bernhardt. He received the Légion d'honneur. Meusnier died in Paris in 1896. His monument at the Montparnasse cemetery was created by his pupil Amélie Bigot.

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Bernhardt, Sarah
• made a sculpture of Ledru-Rollin, Alexandre Auguste

Images

The grave of Mathieu Meusnier at the Cimetière Montparnasse, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
Mathieu-Meusnier — Wikipédia


Meyen, Harry

Published: 22 Nov 2020
Last update: 22 Nov 2020