Need grave locations in Père-Lachaise

The following prints are from Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé.

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 14

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 14

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 14

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 14

 Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand Paris: A. Morel Publisher plate 66

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand Paris: A. Morel Publisher plate 66

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 17

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 17

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 34

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 34

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 49

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 49

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 16

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 16

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

 Elizabeth Tooke (1771-1834)  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

Elizabeth Tooke (1771-1834) Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

 “Unknown”  Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

“Unknown” Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé plate 19

'Tis a fearful thing

'Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.

A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be –

to be,
And oh, to lose.

A thing for fools, this,

And a holy thing,

a holy thing
to love.

For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.

To remember this brings painful joy.

‘Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched.”

― Judah Halevi (c.1075-1141)

D family in Montparnasse

Located in division 1 of Montparnasse Grande this stunning gothic chapel tomb (1838) by the architect Danjoy had been restored as recently as 2006 (see following photo).

The following prints are from Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé; plates 50-51. The photo following is from 2006.

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 photo © Steve Soper

photo © Steve Soper

Nourrit family in Montmartre

A lovely monument, most of which still stands today, belies the simple fact that for this family 1839 was simply a long series of tragedies that ended in death of everyone.

Adolphe Nourrit (1802-1839), once a rising star of the operatic world -- he debuted as a tenor in Paris at the age of 19 -- committed suicide by jumping from his hotel room in Naples. Five months later, just weeks after the birth of his son Alexis, his wife Adéle (b. 1803) died, probably from complications following childbirth; she was soon followed by the death of the infant in December. Sadly, it was quite operatic.

The following print is from Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé; plate 60.

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 photo by Steve Soper

photo by Steve Soper

 print by Jacques François Llanta, from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Musique

print by Jacques François Llanta, from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Musique

Updated guides to Paris Cemeteries

My reference guides to the art in the Big Three Paris cemeteries: Père-Lachaise, Montparnasse and Montmartre have been revised and updated for 2018. I’ve also added a fourth volume to the series, covering the artwork in Passy cemetery.

So, the Paris cemetery artwork project is, for the moment anyway, behind me, as is the guide to the earliest burials in Père-Lachaise. I’m certain there will be a revision of the early burials volume for 2019 once I hear back from Marie and Pierre with corrections, additions, etc.

You can find them all on amazon.

 Père-Lachaise c. 1815

Père-Lachaise c. 1815

Bibesco-Noailles division 28

Georges-Démètre Bibesco (1804-1873), Romanian prince of Wallachia, Marie Vacaresco madame Bibesco (1815-1859), and their grand-niece Anna de Brancovan comtesse de Noailles (1876-1933), Romanian-French poet.
Description: The dramatic exterior hints at the stunning interior of this large chapel tomb: three large frescoes depicting religious themes stretch across the back half of the circular structure and a relief with two angels kneeling and praying one on either side of a portrait of a woman and dedicated to Marie Bibesco is found just below the altar.
Sculptor/artists: Eugène Oudine (relief) and Jean-Baptiste-Auguste Leloir (frescoes).
Street: Chemin du Dragon.

 photo by Pierre-Yves Beaudouin

photo by Pierre-Yves Beaudouin

Tulla in Montmartre

Jean-Godefroy Tulla (1770-1828), division 26.

Epitaph: Hommage rendu a la memoire des tablets, de la probite, et du merite du defunt, par ses amis, dans le grand-duche de Bade.

The following prints are from Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé, plate 39; and Perrott 1855-65. The end photo is from 2016.

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And this print from Perrott c. 1855-65:

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And this is the grave in 2016:

 photo: Steve Soper

photo: Steve Soper

Hittorff and Lèpere in Montmartre

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff (1792-1867) and his father-in-law Jean-Baptiste Lèpere (1761-1844) both French architects.

The following print is from Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France, 2nd part, 1863, by L. Normand ainé; plate 70. The photo following is from c. 2003.

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And this is the tomb c. 2003:

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Chauvet in Passy

Pierre-Antoine Chauvet (1739-1827) and Stanislas Chauvet (1791-1827), both priests and both served as curé of the church in Passy.
Description: Relief of a shepherd carrying a lamb.
Sculptor: Unknown.
Division 9.

The following print is from Monuments funéraires choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France,  1863, by L. Normand ainé, plate 39; followed by a photo taken in 2018.

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Note that the original inscription for Pierre Chauvet has been "replaced" by that of Stanislas Chauvet.

 photo by Steve Soper

photo by Steve Soper