Edme Bouchardon - The Sign Poster
Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, comte de Caylus (French, Paris 1692–1765 Paris)
Edme Bouchardon was a prominent French sculptor who lived in the 18th century. He was born in Chaumont, France in 1698 and studied art in Paris under the famous sculptor Antoine Watteau. Bouchardon was known for his neoclassical style, which he used to create many iconic sculptures that can still be seen today. One of Bouchardon's most famous works is the equestrian statue of Louis XV, which he created in 1745. This statue was commissioned by the King himself and is considered one of the finest examples of French neoclassical sculpture. Bouchardon also created many other works, including busts, reliefs and decorative pieces for buildings and gardens. In addition to his artistic talents, Bouchardon was also a skilled draughtsman and engraver. Throughout his career he produced many drawings and prints which are highly sought after by collectors. Bouchardon was also a member of the prestigious Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which helped to establish his reputation as one of the leading sculptors of his time. Bouchardon died in Paris in 1762, but his legacy lives on through his many works of art. His sculptures can be found in museums and public spaces throughout France, and his influence can be seen in the work of many later artists. Today, Edme Bouchardon is remembered as one of the greatest French sculptors of the 18th century.
Collection - Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762)French sculptor best known for his neoclassical statues in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, his medals, his equestrian statue of Louis XV of France for the Place de la Concorde (destroyed during the French Revolution); and for the Fountain of Four Seasons in Paris.