HD photographs of Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais bust at Comedie Francaise - Page 1104

While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Comedie Francaise, we took these high definition photos showing a bust depicting Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, which was sculpted by Roland Mathieu Meusnier.

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Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais bust, Comedie Francaise, Paris
There have been many famous French playwrights over the centuries, and in this first HD photo you can see a bust of Beaumarchais that was sculpted in marble by the artist Mathieu Meusnier who donated this to the Comedie Francaise where plays like the Marriage of Figaro were performed, and where the portrait statue of this playwright still remains today.
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais bust by Roland Mathieu Meusnier
Now Roland Mathieu Meusnier was born in Paris in 1824 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Augustin Dumont to become a French sculptor, first starting to present works at the 1843 Salon, and from then on received many commissions for statues at tourist attractions like The Louvre along with numerous portrait style busts, some of which are now within the Chateau de Versailles.
P A Caron de Beaumarchais inscription on marble bust
Located on the base of the marble bust at the front you can see the name P A Caron de Beaumarchais, and born Pierre Augustin Caron in 1732, he added the de Beaumarchais later, which derived from the name of a piece of land that his wife owned, and although he started out as a watchmaker, is most well known for his plays.
Beaumarchais bust The Marriage of Figaro Produced in 1762 inscription
In fact Beaumarchais wrote many plays, with some of his most famous having been inscribed on a side of the base such as The Marriage of Figaro produced in 1762, which is still performed today, however, Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais had a very interesting and eventful life being a watchmaker, inventor, arms dealer, diplomat, musician and of course a playwright.
Bust inscription offered to Comedie Francaise by Mathieu Meusnier
Yet on the opposite side of the base holding the bust of Beaumarchais, you will see another inscription, and when translated into English this reads;

Made and offered to the Comedie Francaise by Mathieu Meusnier, along with a date of 1853, which is when this marble bust was sculpted by the French artist Roland Mathieu Meusnier.
Beaumarchais bust on pedestal at Comedie Francaise, Paris
However, in this photograph you can see that the marble bust of Beaumarchais has been positioned on the top of a tall pedestal, and this is located within the foyer of the Comedie Francaise in Paris, which is a state theatre sometimes called the Theatre Francais, or the Theatre de la Republique, and can be found on the Rue de Richelieu right by the Palais Royal.

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