BONTEMPS, Pierre
(b. ca. 1512, Sens, d. ca. 1570, Verneuil-sur-Oise)

Tomb of Charles de Maigny

1557
Marble
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In 1557, Bontemps was commissioned by the deceased's sister, Martienne de Maigny, to execute the tomb of Charles de Maigny, captain of the King's Gate guards. He is represented seated, in full armour, holding a pike, but sleeping the sleep of the just. The monument is principally remarkable for its decorative charm, as displayed in the rendering of the armour and the stool on which Maigny sits.




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