DELOYE, Gustave
(b. 1838, Sedan, d. 1899, Paris)


French sculptor. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1857. The large number of allegorical, partly polychromatic statues, statuettes and groups of sculptures, busts and medallions bear witness to the extraordinary productivity of this artist. He worked for clients in Russia and Italy. He produced the caryatides of the Château de Chenonceaux and the Château de Boissière, as well as the monument of Garibaldi in Nice, left unfinished by Antoine Étex.

After the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, Deloye relocated to Vienna, where he was sponsored by Prince Johann von Liechtenstein. He created busts of Count Andrassy, Count Levachoff and of the Prince of Liechtenstein. He returned to Paris in 1879 and made a statue of Charles-Nicolas Cochin, located at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. He also worked for the Châteaux of Chenonceau and Boissière, where he modelled portraits, statues and decorations in the 18th century style. Among his most important works is the Garibaldi Monument, which was erected in Nice.

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