Henri Alfred Jacquemart (1824 - 1896) was born in Paris, France on February 24th 1824. He studied painting and sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.  He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1847 until 1879 and received a number of distinctions.  Jacquemart traveled in Egypt and Turkey gaining the styles of these two Moslem cultures.  He was commissioned by the city of Alexandria, Egypt to do the colossal stature of Mehemet Ali but he earned his reputation as a sculptor from his many monuments in France.  Like Isidore Bonheur he provided several of his models to the Christofle Goldsmith Shop and these were cast in both solid silver and silver over bronze. 

The life of Henri Alfred Jacquemart is documented in the following books:

Les Animaliers by Jane Horsell (1971)
The Animaliers by James Mackay (1973)
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne (1986)
Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg (1994)
A Concise History of Bronzes by George Savage (1968)
Dictionnaire des Peintres et Sculpteurs by E. Benezit (1966)
Dictionnaire de Sculpteurs de l'ecole Francaise by Stanaslas Lami (1914)

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