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

Delaroche in Montmartre

Louise Vernet madame Delaroche (1814-1845), wife of painter Hippolyte de la ROCHE, dit Paul DELAROCHE, (1797-1856) and daughter of painter Horace Vernet (1789-1863) and Louise Pujol (1789-1858). The small gothic-style tomb is the work of Jacques-Félix Duban, (1797-1870), architect. Inside note the medallion of Louise.

Here's how her tomb looked originally:

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And here's how it looks today:

 photo: Wikimedia

photo: Wikimedia

 photo: Wikimedia

photo: Wikimedia

Guide to the Earliest Burials in Père-Lachaise Cemetery

I've just just published my Guide to the Earliest Burials in Père-Lachaise 1804-1824. I've fallen under the spell of many others who have become obsessed with the first burials in Père-Lachaise and decided to share what I've learned so far.

Over 500 pages long with nearly 4,400 entries it weighs in at a little over three pounds and is chock full of many of those first souls interred in one of the world's most famous resting places. Each entry consists of: 

Surname(s) and personal information
Epitaph (if applicable)
Division (division number plus street name if applicable)
Reference citations

A sampling of the earliest guides used includes:

C. P. Arnaud (1817, 1823, 1825), Théophile Astrié (1865), Antoine Caillot (1808, 1809),  F. M. Marchant de Beaumont (1820, 1821, 1828), Jules Moiroux (1908), Louis Normand (1832, 1863), Fernando Quaglia (1832, Roger and son (1816), M. P. Saint-Aubin (1816, 1825), and F. T. Salomon (1855).

It's available on Amazon.

 View of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery from the Greffulhe Chapel, engraved by Guiguet, Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs

View of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery from the Greffulhe Chapel, engraved by Guiguet, Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs

Need grave locations in Montparnasse

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 number follows name. If anyone knows the division number please let me know. Merci!

Auguste Beudot. Plate 33.

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Bonefant. Plate 12.

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L. M. Dupon d. 5 January 1829. Plate 12.

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Gatland-Delepine, Plate 31.

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Elisa Herbin 1814-1834. Plate 5.

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Mathieu Larocque 1758-1933. Plate 33.

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Celeste Lepage d. 1829 and Camille Lepage d. 1835. Plate 12.

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Pierre Alexandre Peieyre. Plate 33.

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Augustin Joseph Pieron 1771-1833. Plate 33.

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Adele Gunin-Gridaine madame Jules Renouard 1810-1834. Plate 47.

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Charles Seurre 1767-1839. Plate 64.

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Jacques Marie Trabuchi 1751-1805 - possibly a cenotaph? Plate 44.

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Madame Vigoureux née Gossin. Plate 31

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Need grave locations in Montmartre

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.

Marie Abatange de Ribaucourt madame Pierre-Louis Cordier, d. 1826.

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P. A. Dignard.

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Marie Louise Henriette Revoil widow of Pierre Hurtault, d. 8 March 1816 in her 90th year.

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Anne Henriette Lecluse madame Lacasse b. 16 July 1774, d. 17 January 1832.

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Monument aux Mort

For reasons which are still unclear to me I am profoundly fascinated by the photos of a grave "then" especially when juxtaposed with one taken "now." This is certainly the case with the Monument aux morts at the end of the allée Principale in division 4 of Père-Lachaise.

 postcard photo c. 1900

postcard photo c. 1900

 postcard photo c. 1900

postcard photo c. 1900

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photo 2016

Porte Principale of Père-Lachaise

Lest you think the main entrance to Père-Lachaise is just a simple gate to a cemetery, think again. Because this is no ordinary cemetery this is no ordinary gate but a portal to a completely different world, a place to be experienced, to be felt, where you'll find stories to be told and retold. Oh, and the people you'll meet. . . 

 1817 Arnaud

1817 Arnaud

 1832 Normand

1832 Normand

 1832 Quaglia

1832 Quaglia

 1837 by Courvoisier

1837 by Courvoisier

 1839-40 by Rousseau, Lassalle & Marty

1839-40 by Rousseau, Lassalle & Marty

 1845 print by Gavard from an earlier print by Courvoisier (see above)

1845 print by Gavard from an earlier print by Courvoisier (see above)

 1850-60 fanciful rendition by Ferat

1850-60 fanciful rendition by Ferat

 1855 Bernard

1855 Bernard

 1855 photo in Salomon, reprinted in Astrié 1865

1855 photo in Salomon, reprinted in Astrié 1865

 1871

1871

 1896 photo by Fraigneau, Le Monde Moderne

1896 photo by Fraigneau, Le Monde Moderne

 photo postcard c. 1900

photo postcard c. 1900

 2006 photo Steve Soper

2006 photo Steve Soper

 2012 photo Coyau@WikimediaCommons

2012 photo Coyau@WikimediaCommons

 2016 photo Wikimedia

2016 photo Wikimedia

Graves identified

Thanks to Pierre-Yves Beaudouin and Marie Beleyme we have identifications for at least two of the three images. 

In division 4 (D4), Marie believes this to be an architectural counterpoint to the recumbent statue of the sculptor Bartholomé, which you can see in the right background, although she's going to confirm this shortly:

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In D59 Pierre informs me that this is the Delfosse family:

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This one we're still awaiting identification, in D62:

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Dupotet de Sennevoye in Montmartre

Denis-Jules, baron Dupotet de Sennevoye (1796-1881) in D23. Practitioner of homeopathy and mesmerism.
Description: Bust of Denis on a pedestal in front of a large upright stone (both now gone); also note the cryptic symbol on the lower reverse side of the upright stone, consisting of an eye inside a triangle and both inside a sun shooting out rays of light with the words “Posse, Velle, Credere”, one on each side of the triangle.
Sculptor: Léopold Bracony.
Jouin 1897, p. 241 and 1902, p. 299.

This bust has been long gone but we now have an idea what it originally looked like:

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