jean chalgrin


  • [1][2][3][4] Returning to Paris, he was quickly given an appointment as an inspector of public works for the city of Paris, under the architect Pierre-Louis Moreau-Desproux,
    whose own time at the French Academy in Rome had predisposed him to the new style.

  • Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin (1739 – 21 January 1811) was a French architect, best known for his design for the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

  • Biography His neoclassic orientation was established from his early studies with the prophet of neoclassicism Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni and with the radical classicist Étienne-Louis
    Boullée in Paris and through his Prix de Rome sojourn (November 1759 – May 1763) as a pensionnaire of the French Academy in Rome.

  • [5] After the Revolution Chalgrin extended the Collège de France and made alterations in the Palais du Luxembourg to suit it to its new use as the seat of the Directoire.

  • [6] • 1767–1770: Hôtel de Mademoiselle de Luzy (Paris, rue Férou) • 1774–1780: Additions to the Collège de France (Paris, rue des Écoles ) • finished 1775: Construction of
    Claude Nicolas Ledoux’s designs for dwellings at Versailles for Madame du Barry and the comtesse de Provence • 1777–1780: Restoration of the façade and rebuilding the north tower of Saint-Sulpice (Paris) • ?

  • [1][2][3][4] In 1775 he was appointed First Architect to the comte de Provence, brother of Louis XVI; he designed the pavilion of the comtesse de Provence at Versailles.

  • ?–1780: Music pavilion for the comtesse de Provence (Versailles, 111 avenue de Paris) • 1774–1784: Église Saint-Philippe-du-Roule (Paris) • finished 1785: Pavilion and jardin
    à l’anglaise “Parc Balbi” (Versailles, destroyed 1798) • 1799–1805: Works at Palais du Luxembourg, the grand staircase and the “Salon des Messagers d’État” (Paris) • 1806–1811; completed after Chalgrin’s death, in 1836: Arc de Triomphe, Place
    de l’Étoile (Paris) • finished 1807: Restoration of the Théâtre de l’Odéon, Paris (burned 1818)

  • In this official capacity he oversaw the construction of Ange-Jacques Gabriel’s Hôtel Saint-Florentin in the rue Saint-Florentin, where Chalgrin was able to design the neoclassical
    gateway to the cour d’honneur.

  • [1][2][3][4] Towards the end of the French Revolution in 1798 Chalgrin threw up the buildings for the first Exposition des produits de l’industrie française, with an extremely
    tight deadline.


Works Cited

[‘o “Jean-François Chalgrin Architecte français 1739-1811” (in French). Art Nouveau.
o ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h “Chalgrin, Jean-François”. France Guide.
o ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h “Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin”. Structurae.
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up to:a b c d e f g h “Jean-François Chalgrin”. Architectenweb. Archived from the original on 2014-10-17.
o ^ Chandler, Arthur (1990), “L’Exposition publique des produits de l’industrie française Paris, 1798”, World’s Fair, X (1), retrieved 2017-10-12
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• Svend Eriksen, Early Neo-Classicism in France (London: Faber & Faber), 1974. Chalgrin’s biography p 163.
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