1824 - 1910
Born in Paris in 1824 and dead in the same city in 1910. His aunt, the sculptor Rude, gave him his first lessons. He essentially created works about animals and history characters.
In 1875, he was named professor at the Museum d’Histoires Naturelles instead of Barye, and was elected at the Academy des Beaux-Arts in 1892: he realized his most important pieces in this period.
Among his works: The trapped Elephant (1877); Porte-falot à cheval, a bronze of 285 cm (1883), Saint-Michel terrassant le dragon (1896), or Pégase conduit par les Arts et les Sciences, a group in gilt-bronze (1900).
Also, some bronzes sent to the Salon: Saint Georges equestre, a statuette exhibited in 1891 and at the 1900‘s Great Exhibition; also, the first piece in bronze of Char de Minerve, model executed by the Manufactory of Sevres (1904-Edition Barbedienne).
Barbedienne realized a lot of editions, in bronze, of FREMIET’s sculptures.