Lieutenant Max Bérard (1891-1918) and Henri Gervex (1852-1929)

Lieutenant Max Bérard (1891-1918) and Henri Gervex (1852-1929)

division 55 - Max was a pilot in the French air force and Henri a French painter. It's unclear what their connection with each other.

Relief medallions of Bérard with an aircraft propeller as decoration and Gervex with a painter’s palette as decoration, each separated by a praying angel with wings spread out.

Sculptor: Raoul Verlet.

Avenue Saint-Morys, line 1.

Lieutenant Max Bérard (1891-1918)

Lieutenant Max Bérard (1891-1918)

division 55 - Max was a pilot in the French air force. Relief medallion of an aircraft propeller as decoration.

Sculptor: Raoul Verlet.

Avenue Saint-Morys, line 1.

Henri Gervex (1852-1929)

Henri Gervex (1852-1929)

division 55 - French painter. Relief medallion of a painter’s palette as decoration.

Sculptor: Raoul Verlet.

Avenue Saint-Morys, line 1.

Louis Desnoyers (1805-1868)

Louis Desnoyers (1805-1868)

division 55 - French writer. Medallion (1869).

Sculptor: Auguste Préault.

Antoine Gaetan Guérinot (1830-1891)

Antoine Gaetan Guérinot (1830-1891)

division 55 - and Jeanne Amanda Roberts Guérinot (1824-1892). Antoine was an architect for the French government.

Statue symbolizing Architecture was exhibited at the Salon of 1893.

Sculptor: Louis-Ernest Barrias.

Chemin du Puisard, behind the Chapel.

Guillaume-Edouard-Desiré Monnais (1798-1868)

Guillaume-Edouard-Desiré Monnais (1798-1868)

division 55 - Medallion.

Sculptor: François Jouffroy.

Napoléon Reber (1807-1880)

Napoléon Reber (1807-1880)

division 55 - French composer.

Relief (1883) of a young woman rising into the air; she holds a broken lyre in the left hand and a laurel branch in hand right.

Sculptor: Tony Noël (35).

Avenue de la Chapelle, line 1.

Isidore-Sevérin-Justin Taylor, baron (1789-1879)

Isidore-Sevérin-Justin Taylor, baron (1789-1879)

division 55 - French writer, illustrator and explorer.

Statue of Baron Taylor.  A model of this statue was shown at the Salon of 1883.

Sculptors: statue by Gabriel-Jules Thomas; ornamental decorations by Jules Héritier.

Avenue de la Chapelle.


Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877)

Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877)

division 55 - French politician and historian, he also served as both prime minister and president of France. This is perhaps the grandest tomb in the cemetery and while it holds numerous fascinating sculptures it is not open to the public. 

Over the entrance to the enormous mausoleum next to the cemetery chapel is a relief depicting a male angel wielding a sword in defense of the national flag of France; above this relief are two cherubs, one holding a torch and the other a palm frond. 

In the center of the chapel is Thiers’ sarcophagus, next to which is a reclining statue of Thiers; on the steps up to the sarcophagus is a representation of France sitting on a broken cannon looking despondent and holding a flag partially covering the sarcophagus. At the feet of France is a carved mask, a parchment and quill. An angel representing Immortality with open wings hovers above Thiers’ head. 

There are two large reliefs on the sidewalls. To the left is Liberation and to the right History, Philosophy and Eloquence

Sculptors: Antonin Mercié and Henri Chapu.

Avenue de la Chapelle.