Charles-Auguste Lebourg

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Biography of Charles-Auguste Lebourg ( 1829-1906 )

A Sculptor born in Nantes in 1829, Charles-Auguste Lebourg was a student of two important artists: the sculptor Amédée Ménard, professor at the Fine Arts School in Paris, and François Rude, first Prix de Rome.

Exhibiting at the Salon since 1852, he distinguished himself the following years by winning a medal in 1853 for the "Child playing with a lizard" and an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1855.

His talent allowed him to gain recognition from his peers as well as a series of public commissions. He made many sculptures for different public and religious buildings: The City of Nantesfor the City Hall of Paris, "The Hunting", "The Force", "The Truth" and "History" for the Palais du Louvre under the direction of Hector-Martin Lefuel, "Saint James the Minor" at the Trinity Church.

The sculptor also produced many portraits: "General Mellinet", "Sir Richard Wallace", "Doctor Guépin", "Madame René de Tocqueville" and "Madame Lebourg".

In the early 1860s, he made the models of the plates of "the Old and New World", probably intended to adorn the Palace of the Universal Exhibition of Auteuil.

In 1906, he created a "Joan of Arc Monument" in the Nantes.

The caryatids of the Wallace fountains were probably his best-known works. Five of these fountains are in Nantes, a hundred in Paris and many others scattered around the world.

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