- Pierre Louis Rouillard
Pierre Louis Rouillard (Paris,
16 January 1820– Paris, 2 June 1881) was a French sculptorknown for his sculptures of animals. He was one of a "school of French "animalières" which also included Pierre-Jules Mêne, Antoine-Louis Barye, Auguste Caïnand François Pompon. He worked mainly in cast ironrather than bronze.
Rouillard attended the
École des Beaux-Artsin Paris, where he was a pupil of Jean-Pierre Cortot. He was a professor of sculpture at the École des Arts décoratifsfrom 1840 to 1881. François Pompon studied with him.
His works include sculptures for the Opéra de Paris,
Palais du Louvreand the Fontaine Saint-Michel.
He was awarded the
Ordre des Palmes Académiquesand made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. He is buried at Issy.
*"Cheval à la herse" (Horse with a harrow) (1877) (
Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
*Mastiff with puppies (c. 1855) (
Dorfold Hall, Cheshire, UK) [Latham FA, ed. "Acton", p. 117 (The Local History Group; 1995) (ISBN 0 9522284 1 6)]
* [http://miroir.mrugala.net/Arisitum/promo/rouilar.htm Pierre Louis Rouillard (1820–1881) sculpteur animalier, professeur de sculpture et d'anatomie] (French)
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