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 Pierre Bontemps

 

 

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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 Renaissance.

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 Louvre
 

 


Figure from the tomb of Charles de Maigny
Musee du Louvre

 

 


Tomb of Francis I and Claude de France
1549-59
Abbey Church, Saint-Denis

 

 


Tomb of Francis I and Claude de France
1549-59
Abbey Church, Saint-Denis

 

 


Tomb of Francis I and Claude de France
(detail)

 

 


Tomb of Francis I and Claude de France
(detail)

 

 


Tomb of Francis I and Claude de France
(detail)

 

 


Monument for the Heart of Francis I
1550

 

 


Philippe Chabot Admiral de France

c. 1543

 

 


Tombeau de Jean III d'Humieres

 

 


Tombeau de Jean III d'Humieres
(detail)

 

 


Le triomphe de la musique

 
 

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