Medallion in patinated bronze made by Eugène Guillaume (1822 - 1905) representing the architect Alexis Paccard (1817 - 1867)
Medallion in patinated bronze, made by Eugène Guillaume (1822 - 1905) representing the architect Alexis Paccard (1817 - 1867).
Eugène Guillaume was a sculptor, winner of the Grand Prix de Rome in 1845 and director of the École des Beaux-Arts from 1864. Appointed Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor in 1889 and Academician in 1898, he was the author the statue of Claude Bernard in front of the Collège de France and the Colbert monument in Reims.
In 1867 his friend Alexis Paccard, architect of the imperial palaces of Rambouillet and Fontainebleau, died. On this occasion, he produced a portrait of him for his funerary stele. From this sculpture, Eugène Guillaume will found several bronze proofs. The National School of Fine Arts in Paris retains one of them.
The patinated bronze medallion is mounted in a black wooden frame from the 19th century. It is signed "E.Guillaume". Very good quality of carving. Its diameter measures 17.5 cm.
- National School of Fine Arts in Paris: http://www.ensba.fr/ow2/catzarts/voir.xsp?id=00101-35594&qid=sdx_q0&n=3&sf=&e=
- Tomb of the architect Alexis Paccard: https://www.wikiwand.com/fr/Alexis_Paccard