François-Dominique Arago (1786-1853)

François-Dominique Arago (1786-1853)

division 4 - French astronomer and politician. Bust (1858).

Sculptor: David d’Angers (39).

Avenue Principale.

Esprit Auber (1782-1871)

Esprit Auber (1782-1871)

division 4 - French music composer.

Sculptor: Jean Dantan (4).

Avenue Principale.

Balland-Sejournes-Vesque

Balland-Sejournes-Vesque

division 4 - Bust of a woman over the entrance to a chapel.

Sculptor: unknown.

Ernest Baroche (d. 1870)

Ernest Baroche (d. 1870)

division 4 - Commander of the 12th bn of the French Mobile Guard, killed at Bourget on 30 October 1870. Bust (1872).

Sculptor: Augustin Courtet.

Avenue Principale.

Paul-Albert Bartholome (1848-1928)

Paul-Albert Bartholome (1848-1928)

division 4 - French painter and sculptor. Life-size effigy of Bartholomé just a few meters from his monumentally powerful Monument to the Dead/Monument aux Morts that sits at the end of Avenue Principale. He also sculpted the reliefs for Guillaume Dubufe’s grave (10) and Benoît Malon’s (76), La Douleur over the tomb of the librettist Henri Meilhac (21 Montmartre), the angel flying over the Pam family tomb (2 Montmartre), the relief showing Honoré Champion sitting in his library over Champion’s tomb (3 Montparnasse). Bartholomé also designed the French Army’s Croix-de-Guerre medal awarded to thousands of Allied troops for service 1914-1918.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Principale.

Monument aux Morts

Monument aux Morts

division 4 - Said to be inspired by the death of his wife Prospérie in 1887, this highly evocative group of sculptures was created by Paul-Albert Bartholomé for the city of Paris and formally dedicated on 1 November 1899. Bartholomé is buried just a few meters away also in division 4.

Sitting at the end of the Avenue Principale, the Monument not only welcomes visitors entering through the main gate it also serves as the entrance to the city ossuary (closed to the public).

Sculptor: Paul-Albert Bartholomé.

 Paul-Jacques-Aimé  Baudry (1828-1886)

Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry (1828-1886)

division 4 - French painter. Bust and two statues (1890): to the right is Fame hovering in mid-air just about to place a laurel crown on Baudry’s head; to the left is a woman wearing a mourning veil, leaning on the tomb with a painter’s palette and brushes in her hand.

Sculptor: bust by Paul Dubois (9) and two statues by Antonin Mercié.

Avenue Principale.

Paul Baudry (1828-1886)

Paul Baudry (1828-1886)

division 4 - French painter. Bust and two statues (1890): to the right is Fame hovering in mid-air just about to place a laurel crown on Baudry’s head; to the left is a woman wearing a mourning veil, leaning on the tomb with a painter’s palette and brushes in her hand.

Sculptor: bust by Paul Dubois (9) and two statues by Antonin Mercié.

Avenue Principale.

Antoine-Jean Beauvisage (1786-1836)

Antoine-Jean Beauvisage (1786-1836)

division 4 - French chemist and manufacturer. Medallion.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Latérale du Sud.

Leon-Philippe Beclard (1821-1864)

Leon-Philippe Beclard (1821-1864)

division 4 - Statue and medallion (nearly identical to Durif in division 72).

Sculptor: Gustave Crauk.

Lucille Henriette Bénard (1858-1863)

Lucille Henriette Bénard (1858-1863)

Statue of a small child asleep.

Sculptor: unknown.

Located behind Musset.

Dora Steinberg Besson-Bey (d. 1839)

Dora Steinberg Besson-Bey (d. 1839)

division 4 - Bust of Dora, widow of Admiral Besson-Bey.

Sculptor: Giuseppe Challi.

Avenue Latérale du Sud.

Bourdeney

Bourdeney

division 4 - Little is known of the Bourdeney family or this stunning relief. The only other inscription aside from the family name is the epitaph: Confitebor tibi in Cithara, which is Latin for “I acknowledge you, O’ Harp.” This appears to be an allusion to Psalm 111 which begins, Confitebor tibi Dominie, or “I acknowledge you O’ Lord.” Was this a musical family? Who are the three figures in ascension? Who is the figure grieving?

Sculptor: possibly Albert Pasche.

Avenue Neigre.

Chapal family

Chapal family

division 4 - Statue of a young veiled woman whose head is tilted and resting her hand on a marble table on which are written the names of the deceased. In her right hand is an immortelle wreath and to the left is a funerary urn with a veil over it.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Latérale du Nord.

Thomas Couture (1815-1879)

Thomas Couture (1815-1879)

division 4 - French painter. Bust and two cherubs.

Sculptors: bust by Tony Noël and cherubs by Louis-Ernest Barrias.

Avenue Principale.

Dantan family

Dantan family

divison 4 - Antoine-Joseph-Laurent Dantan (1762-1842), Antoine-Laurent Danta, French sculptors. Four medallions (one for each of the three sculptors and one for Antoine-Joseph’s wife Charlotte), two caryatids and various decorative sculptures.

Sculptor: Antoine-Laurent Dantan; tomb designed by Édouard Renaud.

Avenue Principale.

Photo by Coyau@WikimediaCommons

Léopold Deslandes (1797-1852)

Léopold Deslandes (1797-1852)

division 4 - French physician. Bust.

Sculptor: Edmond Levêque. 

Dutartre

Dutartre

division 4 - Pair of caryatids guarding the entrance to the tomb.

Sculptor: unknown. Avenue Principale.

Photo by Pierre-Yves Beaudouin.

Jean-Alexandre-Joseph Falguière (1832-1900)

Jean-Alexandre-Joseph Falguière (1832-1900)

division 4 - French sculptor. Relief representing L’Inspiration.

Sculptor Laurent Marqueste.

Avenue Principale.

Félix Faure (1841-1899)

Félix Faure (1841-1899)

French politician. President of France from 1895 until his death in 1899, his seemingly peaceful effigy belies the turmoil of the last years of his life, which saw his administration embroiled in the notorious Dreyfus Affair. He reportedly died of apoplexy in the arms of his mistress, Marguerite Steinheil. Effigy of Faure’s body dramatically laid out beneath the flag of France.

Sculptor René de Saint-Marceaux.

Avenue Principale.

Henri Goublier (1888-1951) and Gustave Goublier (1856-1926).

Henri Goublier (1888-1951) and Gustave Goublier (1856-1926).

division 4 - French composers. Medallions of father and son.

Sculptor: Charles Casses (Gustave) and unknown(Henri).

Ignace Hoff (1836-1902)

Ignace Hoff (1836-1902)

division 4 - French soldier. Often called simply “Sergeant Hoff,” Ignace became a national hero during the siege of Paris in 1870. Statue (1902) of Hoff watching out for the enemy while a young Alsatian girl inscribes France souviens toi/”France remembers/does not forget” on the pedestal.

Sculptor: Auguste Bartholdi who, as you rightly guessed, was the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty sitting in New York harbor.

Avenue Principale.

Arsene Houssaye (1815-1896)

Arsene Houssaye (1815-1896)

division 4 - French writer. Bust.

Sculptor: Louis-Noël Hubert.

Henry Houssaye (1848-1911)

Henry Houssaye (1848-1911)

division 4 - French historian, literary and art critic. Bust.

Sculptor: unknown.

Pierre-Jules-Cesar Janssen (1824-1907)

Pierre-Jules-Cesar Janssen (1824-1907)

division 4 - Medallion (1873).

Sculptor: Alphée Dubois.

Avenue Principale.

Charlotte Améie Hermine Lardin de Musset (1819—1905)

Charlotte Améie Hermine Lardin de Musset (1819—1905)

division 4 - Statue of Alfred Musset's sister Charlotte.

Sculptor: unknown. Located directly behind her brother Alfred de Musset.

Jean-Baptiste-Apollinaire Le Bas (1797-1873)

Jean-Baptiste-Apollinaire Le Bas (1797-1873)

division 4 - French engineer. A carved reproduction of how Le Bas raised the Egyptian obelisk in the center of Place de la Concorde can be found near the base of Le Bas's obelisk.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Principale.

Claude-Martin Lecomte and Jacques-Léonard Clément

Claude-Martin Lecomte and Jacques-Léonard Clément

division 4 - French generals, they were executed by communards on March 18, 1871 during the Paris Commune. Relief representing Justice holding a sword along her right arm and in her left hand she carries a wreath.

Sculptor: Louis-Léon Cugnot.

Avenue Principale.

Alexandre-Auguste Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874)

Alexandre-Auguste Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874)

division 4 - French politician. Bust.

Sculptor: Robert David d’Angers.

Avenue Principale.

Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)

Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)

division 4 - French composer and organist. Relief representing winged Music, holding a palm over an organ keyboard in her right hand and in her left she carries a harp.

Sculptors Hyacinthe Chevalier with additional decoration by Paul Lebègue.

Avenue Principale.

Lenoir-Vavin

Lenoir-Vavin

division 4 - Statue of a young woman collapsed over the sarcophagus holding a wreath in her right hand.

Sculptor Democrito Gondolfi.

Avenue Principale.

Simon Marx (1808-1863)

Simon Marx (1808-1863)

division 4 - French physician. Medallion.

Sculptor: Jean Gautherin.

Mouton-Lunel

Mouton-Lunel

division 04 - Relief showing an angel with a palm frond in the left hand and with the arm around a young child whose feet are just off the ground. Near the little girl are two other children watching her depart. According to art historian Henri Jouin, this is an allusion to the tragedy that struck this family in 1856 when three of their children were kidnapped and subsequently died.

On the reverse side of the upright stone is a map showing the layout of the tombs.

Sculptor: Charles-Louis Menn.

Avenue Principale.

Photo by Pierre-Yves Beaudouin.

Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)

Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)

division 4 - French poet. Bust.

Sculptor: Jean-Auguste Barre.

Avenue Principale.

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850)

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850)

division 4 - French goldsmith. Medallion.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Latérale du Nord.

Albert-Auguste Perdonnet (1801-1867)

Albert-Auguste Perdonnet (1801-1867)

division 4 - French engineer. Two statues: to the right a young woman leaning on the ledge of the pedestal and holding a wreath in her left; on the left a veiled woman places one hand on the pedestal and holds a wreath in the other hand and under her foot is a closed book.

Sculptor Vital-Gabriel Dubray.

Avenue Principale.

Louis Poinsot (1777-1859)

Louis Poinsot (1777-1859)

division 4 - French mathematician and politician. Relief (1843).

Sculptor: Pierre-Jean David-d’Angers.

François-Jean Provost (1798-1865)

François-Jean Provost (1798-1865)

division 4 - French actor. Bust (1848).

Sculptor: Jean Jacques Feuchere.

Street: Avenue Latérale du Nord.

Geneviéve Thierry Delanoue (1877-1897)

Geneviéve Thierry Delanoue (1877-1897)

division 4 - Relief inside representing Genevieve being led away by one angel while a small cherub weeps. Le Silence on the metal gates to the chapel.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Principale.

Genevieve Thierry Delanoue (1877-1897)

Genevieve Thierry Delanoue (1877-1897)

division 4 -  Le Silence on the metal gates to the chapel.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Principale.

Ennius-Quirnus and Louis-Tullien-Joachim Visconti

Ennius-Quirnus and Louis-Tullien-Joachim Visconti

division 4 - An Italian archeologist, Ennius (1751-1818) was curator of the Capitoline Museum in Rome before supervising the antiquities room at the Louvre. He was originally buried in what is now division 10 but removed to division 4 next to his son, architect and designer Louis-Tullien-Joachim (1791-1853). Louis designed many Parisian buildings and squares, including the Place Saint-Sulpice, but is perhaps most well-known for designing the tomb of Napoleon at Les Invalides.

Sculptors: bust of Ennius by Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (39); reclining sculpture (1859) of Louis by Victor-Edmond Leharivel-Durocher.

Avenue Principale.

Georges Visinet (1845-1914)

Georges Visinet (1845-1914)

division 4 - Medallion.

Sculptor: unknown.

Avenue Latérale du Sud.