See also:born at
See also:Dijon on the 4th of
See also:June 1784 . Till the age of sixteen he worked at his
See also:trade as a stovemaker, but in 1809 he went up to
See also:Paris from the Dijon school of
See also:art, and became a
See also:pupil of Castellier, obtaining the
See also:Grand Prix in 1812 . After the second restoration of the Bourbons he retired to Brussels, where he got some
See also:work under the architect
See also:Van der Straeten, who employed him to execute nine bas-reliefs in the palace of
See also:Tervueren . At Brussels
See also:Rude married Sophie Frelniet, the daughter of a Bonapartist compatriot to whom he had many obligations, but gladly availed himself of an opportunity to return to Paris, where in 1827 a statue of the Virgin for St
See also:Gervais and a " Mercury fastening his Sandals " (now in the Louvre) obtained much
See also:attention . His
See also:great success
See also:dates, however, from 1833, when he received the
See also:cross of the
See also:Legion of
See also:Honour for his statue of a " Neapolitan
See also:Fisher Boy playing with a
See also:Tortoise," which also procured for him the important commission for all the
See also:ornament and one
See also:group in the Arc de 1'Etoile . This group, the " Depart
See also:des volontaires de 1792," a work full of energy and
See also:fire, immortalizes the name of Rude . Amongst other productions we may mention the statue of the mathematician Gaspard
See also:Monge (1848), Jeanne d'Arc, in the gardens of the Luxembourg (1852), a
See also:Calvary in
See also:bronze for the high
See also:altar of St Vincent de Paul (1855), as well as "
See also:Hebe and the Eagle of
See also:Jupiter," " Love Triumphant " and " Christ on the Cross," all of which appeared at the
See also:Salon of 1857 after his
See also:death . He died suddenly on the 3rd of
See also:November 1855 . See also P . G .
See also:Modern Frenchmen, five
See also:biographies (1878) ; Carl Adolf Rosenberg,
See also:Francois Rude (1884) ;
See also:Louis Gonse,
See also:Les Chefs d'ceuvre des musees de France (Paris, 1900) ; L. de Fourcaud, Francois Rude, sculpteur (Paris, 1904) .
THOMAS RUDDIMAN (1674–1757)
RUDERAL (Lat. rudus, rubbish)
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