Jean-Jules Allasseur

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Jean-Jules Allasseur (13 June[1] 1818 — 1903) was a French sculptor, a pupil of Pierre-Jean David called David d'Angers[2] at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, who produced portrait sculptures, memorial allegories and decorative architectural sculpture for official commissions under the Second Empire. He was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, 7 August 1867.

He is buried at the cemetery of Montmartre (14th division)[3] where he kept his studio.[4]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ According to the Dossiers de proposition de Légion d'Honneur, 1852-1870 (Paris) 2005 (pdf file); The date 1 July is usually given in secondary sources.
  2. ^ In 1858 he collaborated with Armand Toussaint in restoring David d'Anger's sculpture La Jeune Grecque, prior to its being returned to Greece in 1866 (Ekaterini Kepetzis, "Bemerkungen zu David d’Angers als Republikaner und Philhellene" note 43 (on-line text)
  3. ^ Cimitière Montmartre
  4. ^ Dictionnaire des peintres à Montmartre (Paris: Roussard) 1999).
  5. ^ "Les 86 statues des hommes illustres"
  6. ^ Noted with approval by Émile Zola in his review of the Salon (on-line text).
  7. ^ plate F/21/*7658]