6 June 2018

Jean-Joseph Perraud, Lons-le-Saunier, Jura (39)

Jean-Joseph Perraud was a sculptor born in Monay (Jura) and died in Paris in 1876. Wikipédia describes his style as neo-Classical with hints of Romanticism. He left his studio collection and his personal art collection to the town of Lons-le-Saunier. One side of the column above gives a few of his works, of which Le Drame lyrique is on the facade of of Palais Garnier in Paris. Among his other works are Berlin (Gare Paris-Nord), a bust of the chansonnier Béranger (Musée Carnavalet), Le Désespoir (Musée d'Orsay), and L'Enfance de Bacchus (Palais Galliera). The bronze bas-relief above is of Perraud's Télémaque apportant à Phalante l'urne renfermant les cendres d'Hippias.

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