List of Works by Eugene Guillaume
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List of Works by Eugene Guillaume

The following is a list of works by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume.

Works in cathedrals and churches

Name~ Location Date Notes
"Le couronnement de la Vierge" Marseille Cathedral Guillaume's marble relief decorates the centre of the tympanum over the cathedral's entrance.


Statue of St Geneviève Église Saint Paul-Saint Louis. Paris A work in marble depicting the Saint known as the "protectress of Paris"[2]


Statue of Sainte Cécile Église Saint-Eustache Paris 1852 Guillaume completed a statue of Sainte Cécile and the compositions " Saül furieux - David jouant de la harpe" for the church organ's casing.


Sainte Cécile and other works Église Sainte Clotilde 1854 Guillaume executed a statue of Sainte Cécile and bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the lives of Sainte Valère (2) and Sainte Clotilde (2) and another depicting the marriage of Sainte Clotilde and King Clovis.
Statues of Saint Augustin, Saint Grégoire de Naziance, Saint Hilaire de Poitiers and Saint Athanase Église de la Trinité, Paris 1863 Guillaume was commissioned to execute these statues on the church's façade.


Beaux-arts de Paris, l'école nationale supérieure

Guillaume was a pupil of the school and won the 1845 Prix de Rome. Several of his works are held in the school's collection.

Name~ Location Date Notes
"Thésée soulevant le rocher, retrouve l'épée de son père" Paris, École Nationale Supéreure des Beaux-arts. 1845 Guillaume won the Prix de Rome with his version of that year's chosen subject "Thésée soulevant le rocher". A Ronde-bosse in plaster.


Bust of Félix Duban Beaux-arts de Paris, l'école nationale supérieure 1884 This bronze bust was intended as external decoration for the school. The bust stood on a pedestal with a carving of a cherub.


Bust of Pierre-Charles Simart Beaux-arts de Paris, l'école nationale supérieure 1884 Bust of fellow sculptor.[10]
Bust of Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin Beaux-arts de Paris, l'école nationale supérieure 1871 Bust of the painter[11]
Relief portrait of Alexis Paccard Beaux-arts de Paris, l'école nationale supérieure Not known. A bronze medallion depicting the architect.[12]

Works in the Musée d'Orsay

Name~ Location Date Notes
"Le Faucheur" Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1849 This bronze statue of a reaper at work was cast by Eck et Durand. The plaster model was executed by Guillaume at the Villa Médicis and is now located at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montbard whilst another copy in bronze can be seen at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. In 1855 the statue was acquired by Napoléon III for his collection then passed to the Musée national du château de Fontainebleau then the Musée du Luxembourg before finally being taken into the Musée d'Orsay.


Le Faucheur. The Copenhagen bronze
"Les Gracques" Musée d'Orsay Paris. 1853 A double bust in bronze of the Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius the Roman plebeian nobiles cast by Eck et Durand. Casting was from a plaster model made at the Villa Médicis in 1847 to 1848. A marble version was also made and shown in 1889 at the l'Éxposition Universelle in Paris. The plaster version can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montbard and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Angers. The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen also hold a copy. The foundry Barbedienne produced a smaller bronze version. In 1853 the work was acquired by the Musées Impériaux and eventually, in 1986, was taken into d'Orsay. The work was shown at the Paris Salon in 1853.
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"Napoleon III on horseback" Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1865 An esquisse for a high relief intended as decoration for the "Carrousel du Louvre". Can be seen on the facade of the Préfecture de Marseille.


Bust of Madame Pierre-Edouard Dumont Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1860 A marble bust[16]
Bust of Louis-Pierre Baltard Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1873 A plaster bust. Baltard was professor of architectural theory at the Paris École des Beaux-Arts.[17]
Bust of Monseigneur Georges Darboy Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1874 Darboy was an Archbishop of Paris shot during the 1871 Paris Commune. The bust is in marble. The plaster model had been acquired by the French State from the 1873 Paris Salon and a bronze version was shown at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. D'Orsay's marble version was shown at the 1875 Paris Salon, and at the Paris Universal Exhibitions of 1878 and 1889 and at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1882. The work was also shown at the exhibition "Rodin Rediscovered" held in Washington in 1981.


"Sapho" Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1875 A maquette for a work in plaster ordered by the City of Paris and shown at the Salon of 1876. A marble version was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. Below is a copy of the work "Sapho" which stands in front of the mairie of Marpent.


"Apollon et Daphne" Musée d'Orsay, Paris Plaster working model based on Ovid's "Les Métamorphoses" Book 1, Verses 452-567.


Anacréon Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1851 Guillaume started this sculpture in 1850 whilst at the Villa Médicis and finished it in 1851. A plaster maquette of this work was shown at the 1852 Paris Salon and purchased by the City of Paris. A marble version was made and shown at the 1878 Paris Éxposition universelles and the 1882 Exhibition in Vienna. From 1895 to 1936 it stood in the Paris hôtel de ville. It is now placed in the museum's allée centrale des sculptures. Anacreon was a Greek poet.


Bust of François Buloz Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1877 Buloz was the founder of "La Revue des Deux Mondes". This marble bust was shown at the Paris Salons of 1879 and 1883.


"Orphee" Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1878 An esquisse for a statuette. A bronze version can be seen on the gable of a house in Paris'
"Andromaque et Astyanax" Musée d'Orsay, Paris 1881 A working model for a statuette in marble which was presented at the Paris Éxpositions of 1889 and 1900. A plaster model was shown at the Paris Salon of 1881 and this was transferred to Montpellier.


"Jeune fille à la harpe" Musée d'Orsay, Paris A plaster model of the statuette "Jeune fille à la harpe" is held in the museum's collection. Until 1921 it had been held by the artist's daughter when it was given as a gift to the musée du Louvre who passed it to d'Orsay in 1986.


Public works in Paris

Name Location Date Notes
Bust of Jacques Ignace Hittorff Institut de France Paris A marble bust of the German born architect.


"La Force" Fontaine Saint Michel 1860 This fountain in Paris' place Saint-Michel features several sculptures including Guillaume's "La Force".


Statue of Saint Louis Palais de Justice de Paris. 1878 Guillaume's statue is in the Saint-Louis gallery of the "Cour de cassation"


The tomb of Jérôme Bonaparte Paris, Hôtel des Invalides 1862 This tomb, with Guillaume's bronze statue of Jérôme, is located in the Saint-Jérôme chapel of the église du Dôme des Invalides[30]


"La Musique instrumentale" Opéra de Paris (Palais Garnier) 1869 Four huge sculptures made from Echaillon stone decorate the front of the Paris Opéra: "La poésie" by François Jouffroy, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's "La danse", "Le drame lyrique" by Jean-Joseph Perraud and Guillaume's "La musique instrumentale"


Marble sculpture "La Musique instrumentale" on the façade of the Palais Garnier, Paris.
"L'Histoire naturelle" Muséum d'Histoire. Paris 1882 Guillaume completed some external decoration for the Paris Natural History museum.
Marble sculpture L'Histoire naturelle.
Eugène Burnouf Collège de France Paris 1892 A marble bust of the eminent French scholar.


Works in The Louvre

Name Location Date Notes
"La Beauté et l'Art" The Louvre 1857 The two Oeil-de-boeuf on the front of the Pavillon Sully are Guillaume's "la Beauté et l'Art" on the left hand side, also known as "l'Art couronnant la Beauté" and "l'Alliance de l'art antique et de la Renaissance" by Jean-Marie Bonnassieux on the right hand side.


Pediment and Caryatid The Louvre 1857 Around the dormer window on the Pavillon Turgot is a [pediment] and two [caryatid]s. Within this pediment are two sculptures, "l'Abondance" by Guillaume and "l'Histoire et la Poèsie" by Pierre-Jules Cavelier. "L'Abondance" is the work next to the Cour Napoléon and Cavelier's work is on the Carrousel side. Each sculptor added a caryatid.


Pediment and caryatid on the south facade of the Pavillon Turgot
"L'Hospital" The Louvre 1857 When he returned to Paris from Rome he was already known for the standard of the works he had sent from Rome to Paris and he received a number of public commissions including "L'Hospital" for the Daru wing of the Louvre. The Pavillon Daru and its wing were named in honour of the Intendant général de la Grande Armée Pierre Antoine Noël Bruno, comte Daru and Guillaume's contribution to the many sculptures decorating the building was "Michel de l'Hôpital"


'"La Céramique"' The Louvre 1874 In niches on the ground floor of the Lemercier wing of the Cour Carrée are various sculptures including Guillaume's "La Céramique".


"La Céramique"

Studies of Napoleon

Name Location Date Notes
Napoléon Ier en costume antique Paris, musée d'Orsay 1859 A work in plaster


Napoleon as a Roman emperor 1858 A preparatory working model in brown wax. This is thought to be the model for the marble statue shown at the Paris Salon of 1861 and now in Switzerland's château de Prangins.


Napoleon on horseback in military uniform. musée d'Orsay, Paris 1862 A preparatory working model in maroon wax for a statue planned for the Louvre but which never materialized. Another wax working model is held by the Musée national du château de Malmaison.


Busts of Napoleon Rueil-Malmaison Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau. 1867 Several busts of Napoleon were executed by Guillaume for the 1867 "Exposition universelle" . These were "Napoléon à Brienne", "Napoléon, général en chef de l'armée d'Italie", "Napoléon, premier consul", "Napoléon, empereur" and "Napoléon, à Sainte-Hélène".

[45] .[46][47][48][49][50]

Statuette of Napoleon on horseback and in Roman costume Paris ; musée d'Orsay The museum have a working model (Esquisse) in wax.[51]
"Napoléon Ier en costume de sacre" Paris, Musée de l'Armée A bust in marble.[52]


Name~ Location Date Notes
"Pyrrhus tuant Priam" Whereabouts unknown. The work was probably destroyed. 1841 Accepted as a student at the Paris École des Beaux-arts in 1841, the college's subject for that years "Prix de Rome" was "Pyrrhus tuant Priam" and this was Guillaume's first officially recorded work.
Tomb of Paul de Saint-Victor 1882 A bronze bust for Saint-Victor's tomb.


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The tomb of Alexis Paccard Père-Lachaise cemetery 1868 Guillaume executed a medallion in white marble for this tomb.


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The tomb of Francisque Joseph Duret Père-Lachaise cemetery. Guillaume worked with Eugène Lequesne on this sculptor's tomb. Lequesne executed a medallion depicting Duret whilst Guillaume carved a relief depicting "La génie de la sculpture" to which he added a sculptor's mallet and chisel.[55]
Père-Lachaise - Division 19 - Duret & Cot 02.jpg
Claude Bernard Collège de France 1886 Sadly this bronze statue by Guillaume was melted down by the German's during the occupation.


Public works outside of Paris

Name~ Location Date Notes
"Vierge de l'Immaculée Conception" Marseille 1857 This bronze statue can be seen by the intersection of Marseille's Boulevards de la Liberté and Camille Flammarion


Bust of Marc Seguin Saint Etienne 1881 This work is located in the Saint Etienne Chamber of Commerce.


Statue of Antoine César Becquerel Châtillon-Coligny 1882 A bronze statue located outside the old Châtillon-Coligny "Porte des Bourgeois"


Statue of Michel Eugene Chevreul Angers ; musée des beaux-arts 1887 A fragment of the original plaster model for the bronze statue inaugurated in 1893 and placed in the Angers' jardin des plantes.


Statue of Nicephore Niepce Chalons-sur-Saône place du Port-Villiers 1878 Guillaume's plaster version of this statue of one of the inventors of photography was cast in bronze and unveiled on 21 June 1885. Niepce was born in Chalons-sur-Saône. He developed a process he called heliography in the 1820s and later worked on other photographic techniques with Louis Daguerre. Guillaume depicts Niepce holding a photographic plate and an early camera.[62]
Statue of Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand 1879 A statue of the French mathematician stands in Clermont-Ferrand's square Pascal.


Pascal statue in Clermont-Ferrand
Statue of Jean-Philippe Rameau Dijon 1878 It was in 1878 that the bronze statue of the French composer was inaugurated after some delay whilst the necessary funds for the casting were found. The bronze was shown at the 1878 Paris Salon. Sadly the bronze was removed by the authorities in 1943 so that the metal could be melted down and re-used in the war effort. In 1950 a statue in stone was erected in replacement.


Statue of Jean-Philippe Rameau
Statue of Adolphe Thiers Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon 1880 This work in plaster was purchased by the French State when shown at the 1880 Paris Salon. It was destined for the Musée de Versailles.


Bust of Louis Bouilhet Rouen 1882 This bust of the French poet and dramatist can be seen in Rouen's Rue Jean Lecanuet / Rue Jacques Vilon in a niche at the front of the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Bouilhet's main works are listed on each side of the niche.


Statue of Jean-Baptiste Colbert Reims Square Colbert 1860 This statue of one of Louis XIV's chief ministers was cast in bronze by Eck et Durand.[68]
Allegories of "Navigation" and "Commerce" Palais de la Bourse (Marseille) 1856 Guillaume's allegorical statues "Navigation" and "Commerce" decorate the front of Marseille's Palais de la bourse. The building houses the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Marseille-Provence.


"La Justice" and the reliefs "La Justice répressive" and "La Justice protectrice" Palais de Justice Marseille Guillaume's massive allegory of "Justice" is surrounded by "La Force", "Le Crime", "La Prudence" and "L'Innocence" and the reliefs "la Justice protectrice" and "la Justice répressive" decorate the front of the Palais de Justice.


"François Ier et sa soeur Marguerite fondant le Collège de France" Bagnères-de-Luchon 1905 A work in marble[71]
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Works in museums outside of Paris

Name~ Location Date Notes
Bust of Jules Grévy Versailles ; Musée et domaine national de Versailles 1896 A bust in marble.[72]
Jules Grévy
Bust of Maurice Richard Paris ; musée Rodin 1878 A work in plaster.[73]
"La Nymphe Castalie" or "Source de la Poésie" Lyon, musée des Beaux-Arts A work in marble depicting Castalia who in Greek mythology, was a nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi, at the base of Mount Parnassos, or at Mount Helicon. Castalia could inspire the genius of poetry to those who drank her waters.[74]
La Nymphe Castalie
"Horace et Lesbie" Ivry-sur-Seine 1894 The two white marble statues are held in Ivry-sur-Seine's hôtel de ville. Horace holds a lyre whilst Lesbos has a dead bird on her lap. Both studies include a cherub. The Musée d'Orsay hold the original plaster maquettes. Originally ordered in 1880 by the Paris Hôtel de Ville these pieces were in the "salle des fêtes" until 1938 when they were moved to Ivry.[75]
"Le Mariage romain" Dijon; Musée des Beaux-Arts 1877 A plaster version of this work was shown at the 1877 Paris Salon and was purchased by the French State. This can now be seen at the Château royal de Blois museum. A marble version was executed for Dijon.[76][77][78]
Le Mariage romain
Statue of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet Chantilly; musée Condé 1887 A work in marble ordered by Henri d'Orléans Duke of Aumale for the Château de Chantilly.[79]
Statue of Bossuet in the grounds of the Château de Chantilly
Ingres monument A bronze bust of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres stands on a marble pedestal decorated with medallions of Flandrin and Simart the two favourite pupils of Ingres.

The museum at Montbard

The Musée des Beaux-arts de Montbard hold several pieces by Guillaume including a bust of Beethoven and copies of "The Reaper" and the "Gracchi". They also hold a Guillaume bust of Pierre-Simon Laplace the scientist.[80]

Gallery of images


  1. ^ "Le couronnement de la Vierge". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Statue of Sainte Geneviève". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Statue of Sainte Geneviève 2". Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Statue of Sainte Geneviève". Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Eglise Saint-Eustache". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Statues of Saint Augustin, Saint Grégoire de Naziance, Saint Hilaire de Poitiers and Saint Athanase". Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Statues of Saint Augustin, Saint Grégoire de Naziance, Saint Hilaire de Poitiers and Saint Athanase". Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Thésée soulevant le rocher, retrouve l'épée de son père". Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Duban". Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Simart". Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Flandrin". Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Alexis Paccard". Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Le Faucheur". Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Les Gracques". Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "Napoleon III on horseback". Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ "Bust of Madame Pierre-Edouard Dumont". Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Louis-Pierre Baltard". Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "Georges Darboy". Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ "Sapho". Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ "Apollon et Daphne". Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ "Apollon et Daphne". Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ "Anacreaon". Retrieved 2014.
  23. ^ "François Buloz". Retrieved 2014.
  24. ^ "Andromaque et Astyanax". Retrieved 2014.
  25. ^ "Andromaque et Astyanax". Retrieved 2014.
  26. ^ "Jeune fille à la harpe". Retrieved 2014.
  27. ^ "Jacques Ignace Hittorff". Retrieved 2014.
  28. ^ "Fontaine Saint Michel". Retrieved 2014.
  29. ^ "Statue of Saint Louis". Retrieved 2014.
  30. ^ "Tomb of Jérôme Bonaparte". Retrieved 2014.
  31. ^ Jérôme Bonaparte 2. Retrieved 2014.
  32. ^ "la Musique instrumentale" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  33. ^ "Eugène Burnouf". Retrieved 2014.
  34. ^ "l'Art couronnant la Beauté". Retrieved 2014.
  35. ^ "l'Art couronnant la Beauté 2". Retrieved 2014.
  36. ^ a b "La Céramique. Eugène Guillaume. 1874". Retrieved 2014.
  37. ^ "Fronton. Amédée Doublemard. 1878". Retrieved 2014.
  38. ^ "L'Hospital". Retrieved 2014.
  39. ^ "L'Hospital 2". Retrieved 2014.
  40. ^ "La Céramique 2". Retrieved 2014.
  41. ^ "Napoléon Ier en costume antique". Retrieved 2014.
  42. ^ "Napoleon as a Roman emperor". Retrieved 2014.
  43. ^ "Napoleon in Roman dress". Retrieved 2014.
  44. ^ "Napoléon Ier à cheval en tenue militaire". Retrieved 2014.
  45. ^ "Napoléon Bonaparte en 1801". Retrieved 2014.
  46. ^ "Napoléon Bonaparte en 1780". Retrieved 2014.
  47. ^ "Napoléon Ier en 1812". Retrieved 2014.
  48. ^ "Napoléon Bonaparte en 1797". Retrieved 2014.
  49. ^ "Napoléon Ier en 1806". Retrieved 2014.
  50. ^ "Napoléon en 1820". Retrieved 2014.
  51. ^ "Statuette of Napoleon on horseback and in Roman costume". Retrieved 2014.
  52. ^ "Napoléon Ier en costume de sacre". Retrieved 2014.
  53. ^ "Paul de Saint-Victor". Retrieved 2014.
  54. ^ "Alexis Paccard". Retrieved 2014.
  55. ^ "The tomb of Duret". Retrieved 2014.
  56. ^ "Claude Bernard". Retrieved 2014.
  57. ^ "Vierge de l'Immaculée Conception". Retrieved 2014.
  58. ^ "Vierge de l'Immaculée Conception 2". Retrieved 2014.
  59. ^ "Marc Sequin". Retrieved 2014.
  60. ^ "Antoine César Becquerel". Retrieved 2014.
  61. ^ "Michel Eugene Chevreul". Retrieved 2014.
  62. ^ "Niepce". Retrieved 2014.
  63. ^ "Pascal". Retrieved 2014.
  64. ^ "Pascal 2". Retrieved 2014.
  65. ^ "Rameau". Retrieved 2014.
  66. ^ "State purchase statue of Thiers". Retrieved 2014.
  67. ^ "Bust of Louis Bouilhet". Retrieved 2014.
  68. ^ "Colbert". Retrieved 2014.
  69. ^ "Allegories of "Navigation" and "Commerce"". Retrieved 2014.
  70. ^ "Palais de Justice Marseille". Retrieved 2014.
  71. ^ "François Ier et sa soeur Marguerite fondant le Collège de France". Retrieved 2014.
  72. ^ "Jules Grévy". Retrieved 2014.
  73. ^ "Bust of Maurice Richard". Retrieved 2014.
  74. ^ "La Nymphe Castalie". Retrieved 2014.
  75. ^ "Horace et Lesbie". Retrieved 2014.
  76. ^ "Le Mariage romain". Retrieved 2014.
  77. ^ "Le Mariage romain 2". Retrieved 2014.
  78. ^ "Le Mariage romain 3". Retrieved 2014.
  79. ^ "Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet". Retrieved 2014.
  80. ^ "The museum at Montbard". Retrieved 2014.

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