Joseph-Marius Ramus

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Sculpture on the facade of the Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church in Paris

Joseph-Marius Ramus (1805-1888) was a French sculptor.[1][2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

He was born on June 19, 1805 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[1][2][3][5] He was taught by Jean-Pierre Cortot (1787–1843).[1][2]

According to Ambroise Roux-Alphéran, Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste de Forbin once said that in the same way as Marseille had Pierre Paul Puget, Ramus could become Aix's best sculptor.[5]

Some of his sculptures can be found in the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence.[6] Moreover, the Palace of Justice of Aix-en-Provence is flanked by two of his sculptures. More of his sculptures can be found in Digne (Statue de Gassendi), Marseille (Statue de Pierre Puget in Parc Borély) and Paris (Buste de Tourville in Musée national de la Marine).[4]

He died in 1888 in Nogent-sur-Seine.[3]

Legacy[edit]

The Place Ramus in Aix-en-Provence is named in his honor.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frédéric de Clarac, Musée de sculpture antique et moderne, Imprimerie royale et impériale, 1841, p. 769 [1]
  2. ^ a b c Journal des sçavans, Librairie Klincksieck, 1832, p. 632 [2]
  3. ^ a b c René Borricand, Les trésors cachés d'Aix-en-Provence: ou, Les mille et une merveilles architecturales de la ville ancienne, Borricand, 1972, p. 207 [3]
  4. ^ a b André Fontainas, Louis Vauxcelles, Gabriel Mourey, Histoire générale de l'art français de la révolution à nos jours, F. Sant'Andrea, L. Marcerou & cie., 1922, p. 193 [4]
  5. ^ a b Ambroise Roux-Alphéran, Les rues d'Aix: ou, Recherches historiques sur l'ancienne capitale de la Provence, Aubin, 1848, Volume 2, pp. 263-264 [5]
  6. ^ Alexandre Maral, Sculptures: la galerie du Musée Granet, Somogy, 2003, pp. 191-192 [6]
  7. ^ Google Maps