Pierre Bontemps (ca. 1505 – 1568)
was a French sculptor known for his funeral monuments, was, with
Germain Pilon, one of the pre-eminent sculptors of the French
He executed most of the bas-reliefs
on the tomb of King Francis I of France, representing the French
victories at the battle of Marignano and the battle of Ceresole.
His also are the statues of the
King, Queen Claude, the Dauphin, and Louis XII and Anne of Brittany
on Louis' tomb in the Basilica of Saint-Denis. The figures from the
tomb of Charles de Maigny (c. 1556) are conserved in the Musée du
Figure from the tomb of Charles de Maigny Musee du Louvre
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