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Berlioz monuments, statues, and busts (5)

Samuel Markitante – Alfred Charles Lenoir

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Artist: Samuel Markitante


    This bust, in patinated plaster bronze [plâtre patiné bronze] was presented at the Salon de Paris in the early 20th century. It was donated by us to the Musée Hector Berlioz in 2012 and is now in their collection.

    Samuel Markitante was born in 1887 in Ukraine, and studied at the Academy of sculpture and painting in Odessa. Deported in 1943 to the Alderney Island during World War II, he immigrated to the United States in 1954, and died in 1975.

Artist: Alfred Charles Lenoir


    This bust, in patinated plaster [buste en plâtre patiné] was made in 1919, the model of which Lenoir had made between 1903 and 1904. He was commissioned to make the actual bust in 1904. The bust is located in the Musée Masséna in Nice, France (further images of the bust are available on that page).

    It was the same Alfred Lenoir who made the original statue of Berlioz inaugurated in October 1886 in the Square Vintimille (now Square Berlioz) in Paris. A fine copy of that statue was erected in honour of Berlioz in the Place Hector Berlioz at La Côte Saint-André in 1890 (see the page on Paris and La Côte Saint-André in this section).

    We are most grateful to Mr. Ian Woolf for sending us a copy of the photograph of the bust taken by himself, and for granting us permission to reproduce it on our site.

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