Many of his art pieces are located in Troyes, and Paris. For today's post, I will show you his Oreste.
Pierre-Charles' father was a carpenter, and his father sent him very early (at 6 years old) to follow drawing classes. While helping his father between 13 and 16 yo, he sculpts inside the family house.
|La main d'Oreste - photo by Michèle Fleury|
Regarding 'our' Oreste, one is in marble, visible at the Art museum of Rouen (France).
|Oreste réfugié à l’autel de Pallas|
|Photo by Jacques.|
Other works from Pierre-Charles Simart include 'decors' for the Paris townhall such as 'Architecture' and 'Sculpture'. Last but not least, he sculpted during 6 years the tumb of Napoléon 1st in Paris' Invalides, including not only the famous statue itself, but also the 19 allegoric bas-reliefs.
He was an elected member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1852.
He 'stupidly' died in Paris on 27 May 1857, reportedly falling from a public bus.
Jacques Schweitzer website about the fabulous city of Troyes