Henri Révoil

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Henri Révoil
Born19 June 1822
Died20 March 1900
NationalityFrench
OccupationArchitect
ChildrenPaul RévoilGeorges Révoil [fr]

Henri Révoil (1822–1900) was a 19th-century French architect.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Henri Révoil was born in 1822 in Aix-en-Provence. His father was the painter Pierre Révoil.

Facade of the Église de la Madeleine.
Fontaine du Roi René.

Career[edit]

From 1855 to 1860, he designed the facade of the Église de la Madeleine, which is listed as a Monument historique.[1][2][3][4][5] He also designed the lower part of the Fontaine du Roi René on the Cours Mirabeau in 1819; three years later, in 1822, David d'Angers (1788–1856) designed a statue of René of Anjou on top of it.[6]

Additionally, he was commissioned to decorate the Marseille Cathedral in Marseille.[7][8] He went on to restore many other churches in Provence.[8]

Additionally, he restored the Château de Tarascon in Tarascon.[9]

He was a member of the Académie de Nîmes.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Louise-Anais-Henriette Baragnon (1830-1870).[11] They resided in Nîmes.[8] Their son, Paul Révoil (1856-1914), became a diplomat and nonfiction author.

He died in 1900 in Mouriès.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Henri Révoil, Architecture romane du midi de la France: Architecture civile (Morel, 1874, Volume 3, 43 pages)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ French Ministry of Culture
  2. ^ Liliane Counord, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Gérard Bernar, Dominique Auzias, Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2010, p. 166
  3. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 188 [1]
  4. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Aix-en-Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2012, p. 299 [2]
  5. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2013, p. 172 [3]
  6. ^ Aix en provence: Pays Aixois et Salonais, Petit Futé, 2010, p. 140
  7. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Les 100 plus belles églises de France 2011 - 2012, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 222 [4]
  8. ^ a b c Jacques Benoist, Le Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Editions de l'Atelier, 1992, Volumes 1-2, p. 441 [5]
  9. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Paule Valois, Les 100 plus beaux châteaux de France, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 196 [6]
  10. ^ Jacques Meine, Edmond Vermeil, le germaniste (1878-1964): Du Languedocien à l'Européen, Editions L'Harmattan, 2012, p. 33 [7]
  11. ^ Vincent Wright, Les préfets de Gambetta, Presses Paris Sorbonne, 2007, p. 85 [8]
  12. ^ Google Books