Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk [1820-1885] bronze : Woman bound, ca.1870.

Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk [1820-1885] bronze : Woman bound, ca.1870.

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Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk [1820-1885]
French
Woman bound, ca.1870
Bronze
22-1/2 inches high
Signed on base : 'Schoenewerk'.

Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk (1820-1885)



Biography
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Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk (1820-1885) was a Romantic French sculptor. He was born on February 18, 1820, the son of an immigrant tailor, precluding him from competing later in his life for the Prix de Rome.


Pierre received his early training under the painter Pierre Jules Jollivet (1794-1871) and the sculptor Henri Joseph Triqueti (1807-1874) before becoming a student of French master Pierre Jean David d'Angers (1788-1856).


The artist works in bronze and marble can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Angers; the Museum Orsay, Paris; the Museum of Picardy, Amiens; the vestibule of the Opera Garnier; the court yard of the Louvre Museum; Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris and many others.



Schoenewerk showed in his first Paris Salon in 1841. He received the third-place medal at the Paris Salon of 1845, a first place medal at the Paris Salon of 1861, and was named a Chevalier of the French Legion in 1873. The artist would continue to show at the Paris Salons until his death in 1885.


Schoenewerk suffered from mental illness and in 1866 he was confined to a mental ward at the Asylum of Charenton, France. After spending two and half years in the institution, he was released and married the widow of one his friends, the French engraver Adolphe Pierre Riffaut (1821-1859). After ten years of marriage, Schoenewerk's wife became mentally unstable. The artist suffered from depression, and distraught with the reception of his work at the 1885 Paris Salon committed suicide on July 23, 1885, throwing himself off the third-floor of his home.


Exhibitions
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1841 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Agar.
1842 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Miss Emilie D; Charity; An escutcheon; Marguerite and Faust.
1844 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : The daughter of Jephthah; Miss P. M.; Mem.
1845 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
1846 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Stoup [a holywater basin]
1847 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Study of a guardian angel.
1848 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Bacchante making a child dance.
1849 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : ME P; ME F; Mr. B.
1850 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Portrait of Mrs. R.; Satyr child playing with a bacchante.
1852 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Daydream; Portrait of General P.
1853 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : The vanquished love; Albert Dürer.
1861 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : At the edge of a stream; Young fisherman [now at the Caen Museum]; Psyche; Pandora; Mr. Triat.; Mr. Ed. Delessert
1863 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Two angels separated by a candelabrum [now in Church of Saint Augustine, Paris]; Jupiter and Leda [now in Compiegne (Oise), Castle]; Tragedy; The tired love.
1864 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Comedy.
1865 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : A Florentine warrior in fifteenth century costume.
1867 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Dawn.
1868 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Dr. C.
1869 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Bouchardon [now in the Louvre Museum]; The Rapture of Dejanire [now in Rouen (Seine Maritime), Jardin de l'Hotel-de-Ville].
1870 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Swan child.
1872 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : The young Tarentine [now in the Orsay Museum]; MP Meaulle.
1873 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Young girl at the fountain; Marble group [now in Roubaix (North), Museum of Art and Industry – The Pool and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers (plaster version)]; Milan and Daphnis.
1874 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Jurisprudence; Bust of Joseph Louis Elzéar Ortolan [now at the Tomb of Joseph Louis Elzéar Ortolan, professor at the Faculty of Law of Paris. Montparnasse Cemetery]; St. Thomas Aquinas [now in Paris, Church of the Sorbonne].
1876 Fair, Paris, France. Shown : Hesitation [now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers].
1877 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Mime tamer (Initially for the city of Constantine (Algeria)); The flute lesson.
1878 World's Fair [Exposition Universelle], Paris, France. Shown : The young Tarentine; Marble group [now in Roubaix (North), Museum of Art and Industry – The Pool and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers (plaster version)]; Hesitation [now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers].
1878 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : A trap.
1879 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : In the morning. [now in Amiens (Somme), Museum of Picardy]; Portrait of young Bolo.
1880 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : This age is ruthless [Originally erected in the Temple Square, Paris].
1885 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Salome.
1886 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Lully [initially for the Paris Opera and now at the Museum of Art and Industry of Roubaix]; A girl and love.



Works
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1857 Louvre Palace, return wing, Paris, France.
“Harvest”
1857 Louvre Palace, Henry II wing, Paris, France.
“The hunt”
1857 Louvre Palace, Colbert wing, Paris, France.
“Autumn”.
1857 Louvre Palace, Visconti court, Paris, France.
“The fight” [pediment]
1859 Louvre Palace, Cour Carrée, Paris, France.
“Bacchante”
1866 Louvre Palace, Aile de Flore, Paris, France.
“Erigone”
“Circe”
1868 Louvre Palace, Great Gallery, Paris, France.
“Galatea”
1877 Palace of Justice, Paris, France.
“Rehabilitation of a bas-relief of Félix Lecomte (Eloquence and the study of laws)”
1878 Theater of the Odeon, Paris, France.
“Victor Hugo”
1878 Orsay Museum, Paris, France.
“Europe”
1884 Museum of Fine Arts, Angers, France.
“Eve C …, child”

1885 Paris City Hall, Paris, France.
“Instruction – Letters”

[unknown date] Museum of Fine Arts, Angers, France.
“Youth and love.”
“Young woman.”
“Maternity”

[unknown date] David d'Angers Museum, Angers, France.
“Pierre-Jean David of Angers (Plaster work for the contest opened by the city of Angers to raise a statue to David d'Angers)”

[unknown date] Saint Augustine Church, Paris, France.
“Prudentia”

1900 [unknown location]
“Portrait of Mrs. Rouart”

Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk [1820-1885]
French
Woman bound, ca.1870
Bronze
22-1/2 inches high
Signed on base : ‘Schoenewerk’.

Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk (1820-1885)

Biography
—————————————————

Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk (1820-1885) was a Romantic French sculptor. He was born on February 18, 1820, the son of an immigrant tailor, precluding him from competing later in his life for the Prix de Rome.

Pierre received his early training under the painter Pierre Jules Jollivet (1794-1871) and the sculptor Henri Joseph Triqueti (1807-1874) before becoming a student of French master Pierre Jean David d’Angers (1788-1856).

The artist works in bronze and marble can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Angers; the Museum Orsay, Paris; the Museum of Picardy, Amiens; the vestibule of the Opera Garnier; the court yard of the Louvre Museum; Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris and many others.

Schoenewerk showed in his first Paris Salon in 1841. He received the third-place medal at the Paris Salon of 1845, a first place medal at the Paris Salon of 1861, and was named a Chevalier of the French Legion in 1873. The artist would continue to show at the Paris Salons until his death in 1885.

Schoenewerk suffered from mental illness and in 1866 he was confined to a mental ward at the Asylum of Charenton, France. After spending two and half years in the institution, he was released and married the widow of one his friends, the French engraver Adolphe Pierre Riffaut (1821-1859). After ten years of marriage, Schoenewerk’s wife became mentally unstable. The artist suffered from depression, and distraught with the reception of his work at the 1885 Paris Salon committed suicide on July 23, 1885, throwing himself off the third-floor of his home.

Exhibitions
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1841 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Agar.
1842 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Miss Emilie D; Charity; An escutcheon; Marguerite and Faust.
1844 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : The daughter of Jephthah; Miss P. M.; Mem.
1845 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
1846 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Stoup [a holywater basin]
1847 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Study of a guardian angel.
1848 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Bacchante making a child dance.
1849 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : ME P; ME F; Mr. B.
1850 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Portrait of Mrs. R.; Satyr child playing with a bacchante.
1852 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Daydream; Portrait of General P.
1853 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : The vanquished love; Albert Dürer.
1861 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : At the edge of a stream; Young fisherman [now at the Caen Museum]; Psyche; Pandora; Mr. Triat.; Mr. Ed. Delessert
1863 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Two angels separated by a candelabrum [now in Church of Saint Augustine, Paris]; Jupiter and Leda [now in Compiegne (Oise), Castle]; Tragedy; The tired love.
1864 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Comedy.
1865 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : A Florentine warrior in fifteenth century costume.
1867 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Dawn.
1868 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Dr. C.
1869 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Bouchardon [now in the Louvre Museum]; The Rapture of Dejanire [now in Rouen (Seine Maritime), Jardin de l’Hotel-de-Ville].
1870 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Swan child.
1872 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : The young Tarentine [now in the Orsay Museum]; MP Meaulle.
1873 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Young girl at the fountain; Marble group [now in Roubaix (North), Museum of Art and Industry – The Pool and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers (plaster version)]; Milan and Daphnis.
1874 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Jurisprudence; Bust of Joseph Louis Elzéar Ortolan [now at the Tomb of Joseph Louis Elzéar Ortolan, professor at the Faculty of Law of Paris. Montparnasse Cemetery]; St. Thomas Aquinas [now in Paris, Church of the Sorbonne].
1876 Fair, Paris, France. Shown : Hesitation [now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers].
1877 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Mime tamer (Initially for the city of Constantine (Algeria)); The flute lesson.
1878 World’s Fair [Exposition Universelle], Paris, France. Shown : The young Tarentine; Marble group [now in Roubaix (North), Museum of Art and Industry – The Pool and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers (plaster version)]; Hesitation [now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Angers].
1878 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : A trap.
1879 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : In the morning. [now in Amiens (Somme), Museum of Picardy]; Portrait of young Bolo.
1880 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : This age is ruthless [Originally erected in the Temple Square, Paris].
1885 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Salome.
1886 Paris Salon, Paris, France. Shown : Lully [initially for the Paris Opera and now at the Museum of Art and Industry of Roubaix]; A girl and love.

Works
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1857 Louvre Palace, return wing, Paris, France.
“Harvest”
1857 Louvre Palace, Henry II wing, Paris, France.
“The hunt”
1857 Louvre Palace, Colbert wing, Paris, France.
“Autumn”.
1857 Louvre Palace, Visconti court, Paris, France.
“The fight” [pediment]
1859 Louvre Palace, Cour Carrée, Paris, France.
“Bacchante”
1866 Louvre Palace, Aile de Flore, Paris, France.
“Erigone”
“Circe”
1868 Louvre Palace, Great Gallery, Paris, France.
“Galatea”
1877 Palace of Justice, Paris, France.
“Rehabilitation of a bas-relief of Félix Lecomte (Eloquence and the study of laws)”
1878 Theater of the Odeon, Paris, France.
“Victor Hugo”
1878 Orsay Museum, Paris, France.
“Europe”
1884 Museum of Fine Arts, Angers, France.
“Eve C …, child”

1885 Paris City Hall, Paris, France.
“Instruction – Letters”

[unknown date] Museum of Fine Arts, Angers, France.
“Youth and love.”
“Young woman.”
“Maternity”

[unknown date] David d’Angers Museum, Angers, France.
“Pierre-Jean David of Angers (Plaster work for the contest opened by the city of Angers to raise a statue to David d’Angers)”

[unknown date] Saint Augustine Church, Paris, France.
“Prudentia”

1900 [unknown location]
“Portrait of Mrs. Rouart”