MARIE MARADAN NEE CARSON 54 ANS
ANTOINE ALLOUARD 1815 – 30 DECEMBRE 1891
MARIE ALLOUARD NEE DAON 1843 – 1920
HENRI ALLOUARD 1844 – 1929
The best way to assure that you get what you want on your tombstone is, of course, to do it yourself, which is exactly what famed French sculptor Henri Emile Allouard did. He sculpted a magnificent bronze of a young girl dressed in a sleeping gown kneeling on a pillow as she prays. There is a wreath that drapes the end of the pillow. The bronze is atop of his family tomb in Le Père Lachaise at Paris, France.
Allouard was best known for sculptures that combined materials such as colored marble and bronze into one work of art. He was a prize-winning artist receiving a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle. His tomb sculpture demonstrates the maturity and skill of his talent.
I enjoy receiving your postings, as I am an avid cemetery lover, and spend many hours exploring all the great tombs we have here in New Orleans. I just wanted to say that I think your title may have an error in it. You posted “DYI” instead of “DIY.” Just thought I would let you know. Please keep the wonderful posts coming! Have a blessed day!
Thanks for reading my blog and catching my typo! I have visited many of the cemeteries in and around New Orleans. It doesn’t get any better!