Pierre-Jean David (12 March 1788 – 4 January 1856) was a French sculptor, medallist and active freemason. He adopted the name David d'Angers, following his entry into the studio of the painter Jacques-Louis David in 1809 as a way of both expressing his patrimony and distinguishing himself from the master painter.
David d'Angers (1853);
photograph by Édouard Baldus
March 12, 1788
|Died||January 4, 1856 (aged 67)|
|Occupation||sculptor and medallist|
He was born in Angers in 1788. His father was a wood carver and ornamental sculptor, who had joined the volunteer Republican army as a musketeer, fighting against the Chouans of La Vendée. He studied in the studio of Jean-Jacques Delusse and in 1808 traveled to Paris to study in the studio of Philippe-Laurent Roland.
While in Paris he did work both on the Arc de Triomphe and the exterior of the Louvre. In 1810 he succeeded in taking the second place prize at the École des Beaux-Arts for his Othryades. In 1811 David's La Douleur won the École's competition for tête d'expression followed by his taking of the Prix de Rome for his Epaminondas in the same year. He spent five years in Rome, during which time he frequented the studio of Antonio Canova and made small trips around Italy to Venice, Naples and Florence.
Returning from Rome around the time of the restoration of the Bourbons and their accompanying foreign conquerors and returned royalists, David d'Angers would not remain in the neighborhood of the Tuileries, opting instead to travel to London. Here John Flaxman and others took him to task for the political sins of David the painter, to whom he was erroneously supposed to be related.
With great difficulty he made his way to Paris again, where a comparatively prosperous career opened before him. His medallions and busts were in much request, as well as orders for monumental works. One of the most famous of these was that of Gutenberg at Strassburg; but those he himself valued most were the statue of Barra (Joseph Bara), a drummer boy who purportedly continued to beat his drum until the moment of death in the war in La Vendée, and the monument to the Greek liberator Markos Botsaris.
David's busts and medallions were very numerous, and among his sitters may be found not only the illustrious men and women of France, but many others both of England and Germany countries which he visited professionally in 1827 and 1829. His medallions number over 500.
David's fame rests firmly on his pediment of the Pantheon, his marble Wounded Philopoemen in the Louvre and his equestrian monument to General Jacques-Nicolas Gobert in Père Lachaise Cemetery. In addition to that of Gobert, he did sculptures for seven other tombs at Père Lachaise, including the bronze busts of the writer, Honoré de Balzac and physician Samuel Hahnemann.
In the Musée David in Angers is an almost complete collection of his works either in the form of copies or in the original moulds. As an example of his benevolence of character may be mentioned his rushing off to the sickbed of Rouget de Lisle, the author of the Marseillaise Hymn, modelling and carving him in marble without delay, making a lottery of the work, and sending to the poet in the extremity of need the proceeds.
Of Reviving Greece, his monument to the Greek liberator Markos Botsaris, showing a Greek child reading his name, Victor Hugo said, "It is difficult to see anything more beautiful in the world; this statue joins the grandeur of Pheidias to the expressive manner of Puget."
Aimé Millet (September 28, 1819 – January 14, 1891) was a noted French sculptor, who was born and died in Paris.
Millet was the son of miniaturist Frederick Millet (1796–1859) and uncle to Chicago architectural decorator Julian Louis Millet (1856–1923). He studied and made first in 1836 at the École des Beaux Arts with David d'Angers and Viollet-le-Duc, who was later to design the base of Millet's statue of Vercingetorix in Alesia.
In 1840 Millet began to produce his early works, in 1859 received the Légion d'honneur, and in February 1870 was appointed professor at the École des Arts décoratifs. He was a friend of sculptor Pierre Louis Rouillard and his students included Louis Majorelle, Berthe Morisot, John Walz, and François Pompon.
Millet died in Paris on January 14, 1891, and is buried in Montmartre Cemetery.Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃twan loʁɑ̃ də ʒysjø]; 12 April 1748 – 17 September 1836) was a French botanist, notable as the first to publish a natural classification of flowering plants; much of his system remains in use today. His classification was based on an extended unpublished work by his uncle, the botanist Bernard de Jussieu.Armand Toussaint
The French sculptor François Christophe Armand Toussaint was born in Paris on April 7, 1806, and died there on May 24, 1862.
The son of a locksmith, Armand Toussaint entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1827 and studied under David d'Angers. In 1832, he won the second Grand Prix de Rome for his Capanée foudroyé sous les murs de Thèbes. He exhibited at the Salon between 1836 and 1850, winning a third-class medal in 1839 for his Jésus Christ environné de petits enfants and a second class in 1847 for his Une esclave indienne portant une torche.
As well as working on his own projects, Toussaint was professor of sculpture at the École des Beaux Arts and carried out several official and church commissions. Around 1850 he was included among those working in Notre Dame de Paris to restore sculptures destroyed during the French Revolution. In 1852, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor.
He is buried in the cemetery of Montmartre. On his tomb is a bronze medallion by his former student Charles Gumery.A well known work of his in the United States is the statue of Persephone located in Indianapolis, created around 1840.Claude Dejoux
Claude Dejoux (23 January 1732 – 18 October 1816) was a French sculptor.David (surname)
The surname David or Dávid may refer to:
Dávid family, a Hungarian noble family, based in present-day Slovakia
Albert David (1902–1945), American naval officer
Anna David (journalist) (born 1970), American journalist
Anna David (singer) (born 1984), Danish pop and soul music singer
Constantin David (1908-1941), Romanian communist activist
Cristian David (born 1967), Romanian politician
Dickie David (1879–1939), Wales national rugby union player
Edgeworth David (1858–1934), Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer
Elizabeth David (1913–1992), British cookery writer
Félicien-César David (1810–1876), French composer
Ferenc Dávid (1510–1579), founder of the Unitarian Church in Transylvania
Ferdinand David (musician) (1810–1873), German violinist and composer
F. R. David (born 1947), Tunisian-born French singer
Gary David (born 1978), Filipino professional basketball player
Gerard David (c. 1455–1523), Dutch renaissance painter
Gyula Dávid (1913–1977), Hungarian composer
Hal David (1921–2012), American lyricist and songwriter
Hérmine David (1886–1970), French painter
Jacques David (bishop) (1930–2018), French Roman Catholic prelate
Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825), French neoclassical painter
Janina David (born 1930), British writer, Holocaust survivor
Jason David (born 1982), NFL football player for the New Orleans Saints
Johann Nepomuk David (1895–1977), Austrian composer
Keith David (born 1956), American actor
Kornél Dávid (born 1971), Hungarian basketball player
Larry David (born 1947), American comedian, writer, and actor
Leonardo David (1960–1985), Italian alpine skier
Leopold David (1878 or 1881–1924), first mayor of Anchorage, Alaska
Maria Jeyarani David (born 1951), ordained Christian missionary from Malaysia
Peter David (born 1956), American writer
Pierre Jean David (1788–1856), called "David d'Angers", French sculptor
Shani David (born 1991), Israeli soccer player
Stuart David (born 1969), Scottish musician and novelist
Craig David (born 1981), English musician
Colt David (born 1985), American football playerEugène Faure
Eugène Faure, a French painter of allegories, mythological subjects, and portraits, was born at Seyssinet, near Grenoble, in 1822. He studied under David d'Angers and Rude, and his first work, a landscape, now in the Grenoble Museum, appeared at the Salon in 1847. He died in Paris in 1879. The following are his chief works:
Dreams of Youth. 1857.
First Steps in Love. 1861.
La Source. 1878.Gaspard de la Nuit (poetry collection)
Gaspard de la Nuit — Fantaisies à la manière de Rembrandt et de Callot (English: Gaspard of the Night — Fantasies in the Manner of Rembrandt and Callot) is a compilation of prose poems by Italian-born French poet Aloysius Bertrand. Considered one of the first examples of modern prose poetry, it was published in 1842, one year after Bertrand's death from tuberculosis, from a manuscript dated 1836, by his friend David d'Angers. The text includes a short address to Victor Hugo and another to Charles Nodier, and a Memoir of Bertrand written by Sainte-Beuve was included in the original 1842 edition.
The poems themselves are expressed with a strong romanticist verve, and explore fantasies of medieval Europe.Hippolyte Lazerges
Jean Raymond Hippolyte Lazerges (1817–1887) was a French painter, and composer of mélodies and chansons.Jean-Jules Allasseur
Jean-Jules Allasseur (13 June 1818 — 1903) was a French sculptor, a pupil of Pierre-Jean David called David d'Angers at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, who produced portrait sculptures, memorial allegories and decorative architectural sculpture for official commissions under the Second Empire. He was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, 7 August 1867.
He is buried at the cemetery of Montmartre (14th division) where he kept his studio.Jean-Louis Brian
Jean-Louis Brian (1805 Avignon-1864 Paris) was a French sculptor.
Brian was a pupil of David d'Angers. In 1832, he won, together with François Jouffroy, the Premier Grand Prix de Rome in sculpture with his statue Capanée foudroyé sous les murs de Thèbes.Louis-Joseph Daumas
Louis-Joseph Daumas (1801–1887) was a French sculptor and medallist.
Born in Toulon, Daumas was admitted into the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1826, and entered the atelier of David d'Angers.Daumas's work includes:
Genius of Navigation, bronze statue of French Admiral Jules de Cuverville with four bas-reliefs on the base, port of Toulon, 1847, reconstructed after its destruction in World War II
exterior statue of François Eudes de Mézeray, Cour Napoléon in the Louvre, Paris, prior to 1853
Roman cavalier and his horse, on the left bank of the Pont d'Iéna (Jura Bridge), Paris, 1853
equestrian sculpture of José de San Martín in the Plaza San Martín of Buenos Aires, 1862, with copies at the Parque del Oeste in Madrid, and Central Park in New York City
equestrian sculpture at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, 1864Louis-Léopold Chambard
Louis-Léopold Chambard (25 August 1811–10 March 1895) was a French sculptor from Jura.
He was born in Saint-Amour dans le Jura and was son of Claude Louis Joseph Marie Chambard, a merchant, After studying at the municipal school of arts in Lyon, he continued at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, under supervision of Pierre-Jean David d'Angers and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and obtained the Prix de Rome in 1837 for his sculpture Marius sur les ruines de Carthage. His success allowed him to be resident from 1838 to 1843 at Villa Medici housing the French Academy in Rome. Chambard had an exposition of his sculptures at the 1841 Salon de Paris. Upon his return from Italy, he had other commissions notably for the Louvre. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1895.Louis Auvray
Louis Auvray (French: [ovʁɛ]; 7 April 1810, in Valenciennes – 27 April 1890, in Paris) was a French sculptor and art critic. He was the pupil of David d'Angers and was the brother of Félix Auvray, a painter. He continued the Dictionnaire Général des Artistes de l'école française depuis l'origine des arts du dessin jusqu'à nos jours, started by Émile Bellier de La Chavignerie.Lucien Brasseur
Lucien Alcide Constant Brasseur (30 August 1878 – 9 February 1960) was a French sculptor.Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers
The Musée des beaux-arts d'Angers is a museum of art located in a mansion, the "logis Barrault", place Saint-Éloi near the historic city of Angers.Othryades
Othryades was the last surviving Spartan of the 300 Spartans selected to fight against 300 Argives in the Battle of the 300 Champions. Ashamed by surviving his comrades, he committed suicide on the field following the battle.Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk
Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk (18 February 1820 – 23 July 1885), or Alexandre Schoenewerk, was a French sculptor. He was a student of David d'Angers, and was named a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor in 1873.Porte d'Aix
Porte d'Aix (also known as the Porte Royale) is a triumphal arch in Marseille, in the south of France, marking the old entry point to the city on the road from Aix-en-Provence. The classical design by Michel-Robert Penchaud was inspired by the triumphal arches of the Roman Empire. The Porte d’Aix was initially conceived in 1784 to honour Louis XIV and to commemorate the Peace of Paris (1783) that ended the American war of independence. Following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1814-15, the project was resumed in 1823, now to commemorate French victories in the Spanish Expedition, notably at the Battle of Trocadero, August 31, 1823. It was eventually completed in 1839, with a more general theme of victory.Val-de-Grâce
The Val-de-Grâce (Hôpital d'instruction des armées du Val-de-Grâce or HIA Val-de-Grâce) is a military hospital located at 74 boulevard de Port-Royal in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.