Barthélémy Tremblay


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(b Louves-en-Parisis, 1568; d Paris, 9 Aug 1629). French sculptor. He is first recorded at the château of Fontainebleau, where, in 1596, he married the sister of Toussaint Dubreuil. The following year he was established in Paris, and in 1601 he is recorded working on the Petite Galerie of the Louvre, Paris. In 1604 his portrait of Henry IV was cast in bronze. The official mask of the king, smiling and frontal, is set on an elaborately decorated and finely modelled breastplate (bronze, probably that of 1604; Paris, Mus. Jacquemart-André; marble version, Fontainebleau, Château). From 1605 Tremblay was Sculpteur Ordinaire du Roi, and subsequently curator of the royal marbles.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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