Henri-Joseph Ruxthiel

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Henri-Joseph Ruxthiel (1775 in Lierneux, Belgium – 1837 in Paris, France) was a French sculptor. He belonged to the neoclassicism movement.

He was first shepherd, then sculptor in his late life. In 1800, he became the pupil of Jean-Antoine Houdon, then that of sculptor Philippe-Laurent Roland and the painter Jacques-Louis David. In 1809, he won the Prix de Rome for sculpture with a relief Dédale attachant des ailes à son fils Icare and then went to the Villa Medici.[1]

Main works[edit]

  • Zéphyr et Psyché 1814, group, marble, Paris, musée du Louvre[2]
  • Le Roi de Rome (1811), bust, marble, château de Chimay
  • Portrait d'Elfriede Clarke de Feltre, bust, marble, Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Buste du Duc de Berry (Duke of Berry) en costume militaire, bronze, Paris, musée du Louvre[3]


  1. ^ Biography Decouverteliege Retrieved 26 June 2009
  2. ^ Cartelfr.louvre.fr Retrieved 26 June 2009
  3. ^ Culture.gouv.fr Retrieved 26 June 2009
This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-06-26 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.