Jean-Pancrace Chastel

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Sculpture on top of the former Corn Exchange in Aix-en-Provence

Jean-Pancrace Chastel (1726-1793) was a French sculptor.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Avignon in 1726 and moved to Aix-en-Provence as a young boy.[2]

Career[edit]

Sculpture of a lion

He was the first professor to teach at the School of Sculpture in Aix-en-Provence, founded in 1774.[4]

He sculpted three fountains in Aix-en-Provence: Mule-Noir, Prêcheurs (1748) and Tanneurs (1761).[5][6] He also sculpted the top of the former Corn Exchange. Some of his sculptures can be found in the Musée Granet.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

He married twice, and had a son.[2] He died in poverty in a hospice in Aix-en-Provence.[2][9]

Legacy[edit]

The Rue Jean Pancrace Chastel in Avignon is named in his honor.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Serge Conard, Jean-Pancrace Chastel: approche de l'oeuvre, Université, 1973, 230 pages.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, Musées et monuments de France, 2007, p. 84 [1]
  2. ^ a b c d André Hallays, The Spell of Provence, L.C. Page & Company, 1923, p. 90 [2]
  3. ^ Michel Racine, Ernest J.-P. Boursier-Mougenot, Françoise Binet, The gardens of Provence and the French Riviera, MIT Press, 1987, p. 65 [3]
  4. ^ Notice sur la bibliothèque d'Aix, dite de Méjanes: précédée d'un Essai sur l'histoire littéraire de cette ville, sur ses anciennes bibliothèques publiques, sur ses monuments, etc., Firmin Didot frères, 1831, p. 289 [4]
  5. ^ Aix-en-Provence website: Place Prêcheurs
  6. ^ Dominique Massounie, Les monuments de l'eau: aqueducs, châteaux d'eau et fontaines dans la France urbaine, du règne de Louis XIV à la révolution, Monum Ed. du patrimoine, 2009 [5]
  7. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Les 100 plus beaux musées de France 2012 , Petit Futé, 2012, p. 164 [6]
  8. ^ Alexandre Maral, Sculptures: la galerie du Musée Granet, Somogy, 2003, p. 54 [7]
  9. ^ Ambroise Roux-Alphéran, Les rues d'Aix : Recherches historiques sur l'ancienne capitale de la Provence, Aix-en-Provence: Typographie Aubin, 1846, p. 620-621
  10. ^ Google Maps
  11. ^ Google Books