PAUL JOSEPH RAYMOND GAYRARD BRONZE SCULPTURE AT JENNMAUR GALLERY  
     
  PAUL JOSEPH RAYMOND GAYRARD (FRENCH 1807-1855)  
 

Paul Joseph Raymond Gayrard was born on September 3rd , 1807 in Clermont. He died on the 22nd of July, 1855 in Enghein-les Bains.Gayrard studied at an early age under his father, Raymond Gayrard. He was also a student of Francois Rude and David d'Angers. Gayrard had exhibitions from 1831-1855 at the Salon de Paris, where he won a silver medal in 1834 and a gold medal in 1846. He was much appreciated by the high society in France and created many busts of famous people. Gayrard also created several bronzes depicting monkeys behaving as humans (such as the one depicted below). Other works with monkeys are"Monkey Riding a Horse " and "4 Monkeys on Horseback in a Stepplechase Race". One of the monumental works Gayrard is known for is the four evangelists at the Sainte Clotide Basilica in Paris.Various of his works are in museums such as "Daphnis and Chloe" in the Le Havre Museum, "Madeleine Repentente" and "Ancelot" at the Comedie Francaise, and Monrose Père, Casmir Bonjour, at the Musée de Denys Puech in Rodez "Pecheur au Trident" at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, and a marble bust of Doctor Pierre Fidèle Bretonneau and a marble bust of Doctor Armand Trousseau.

Ref: E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs 1999 edition

 
     
 
Paul Gayrard (French, 1807-1855),"Monkey Studies" Signed bronze sculpture
Dimensions Height 5&1/2 inches by 6 inches in width