Paris - Jardin des Plantes: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle - La statue de Frémiet
Emmanuel Frémiet, a French sculptor (1824 - 1910), lived and died in Paris. Although he chiefly devoted himself to animal sculptery, he is most famous for the first equestrian statue of Joan of Arc in Paris and the monument to Ferdinand de Lesseps in Suez. In 1853, Frémiet exhibited bronze sculptures of Napoleon III's basset hounds, and then, from 1855 to 1859, engaged on a series of military statuettes of the Emperor. He produced his equestrian statue of Napoleon I in 1868, of Louis d'Orlans of 1869. In 1892, he Antoine-Louis BaryeBarye as professor of animalist drawing at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.