Mortelèque, Ferdinand-Henry

PAINTER, CHEMIST (FRANCE)
BORN c1774, Tournai, Hainault - DIED 13 Aug 1842, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel

Ferdinand-Henry Mortelèque was the inventor of a technique for painting on plates of volcanic lava. He used it for painting on enamel and glass as well. He worked for the Duc de Berry and for King Charles X. The Musée de Tournai posesses a plate representing three heads of angels that was created by him.

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The grave of Ferdinand-Henry Mortelèque at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 


Morton, Andrew

Published: 15 Dec 2019
Last update: 15 Dec 2019