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Name  Pierre-Charles Simart

Pierre-Charles Simart
Died  May 27, 1857, Paris, France
Books  L'album Simart :: Selected Salt Prints from Enlarged Collodion Negatives by an Unidentified Photographer ; Attributed to the Circle of Charles Simart from the Album Assembed Circa 1856-1860

Pierre-Charles Simart (born in Troyes on 27 June 1806, died in Paris on 27 May 1857) was a French sculptor.

The son of a carpenter from Troyes in Champagne, Simart was the pupil of Antoine Desbœuf, Charles Dupaty, Jean-Pierre Cortot and James Pradier. In 1833, he won the first Grand Prix of Rome for sculpture with a relief Le Vieillard et les enfants.

He was an elected member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1852.

Main works

  • La Poésie épique, statue, marble, Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg
  • La Philosophie, statue, marble, Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg
  • pediment of the Pavillon de l’Horloge, Louvre, Paris, with fellow sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye for architect Félix Duban, 1857
  • Napoleon in coronation robes, L'Hôtel national des Invalides, Paris
  • a chryselephantine (gold and ivory) recreation of the Athena Parthenos originally by classical sculptor Phidias, for patron Honoré Théodoric d'Albert de Luynes
  • four Hellenic friezes and ten reliefs at the Château de Dampierre, for architect Felix Duban, 1841–1843
  • References

    Pierre-Charles Simart Wikipedia


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