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Louis-Jules Bouchot

Louis-Jules Bouchot (12 August 1817 - 15 August 1907) was a 19th-century French architect responsible in particular for the construction of the Nice and Milan railway stations.

Louis Jules César Bouchot
Louis-Jules-Bouchot-photo-1848.jpg
Louis-Jules-Bouchot in 1848
Born12 August 1817
Paris, France
Died15 August 1907(1907-08-15) (aged 90)
Paris
Education
OccupationArchitect
AwardsOrdre des Arts et des Lettres

BiographyEdit

Louis-Jules Bouchot was born 12 août 1817[1] at No 47 rue de Seine in Paris, from Félix Bouchot, an employee of the General Post Office administration, and Adélaïde Louise Étienne.[2]

A student of the 1834 class, he studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he was a pupil of his uncle, Alphonse de Gisors.

He alternated work with institutional commissions and private orders.

Chief architect of the Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM) before becoming the official architect of the French government,[3] he was one of the recipients of the rare album of the PLM railway commissioned in 1859 by James de Rothschild to photographer Édouard Baldus.[4]

Bouchot died 15 August 1907[5] at his home No 6 rue de l'université in Paris.[6] His funeral was held in the French capital, followed by a religious ceremony at église Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin then the burial at Montparnasse Cemetery.[7]

RealisationsEdit

DistinctionsEdit

Bouchot was made a chevalier in the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur 12 August 1860 and was promoted an officer on 5 February 1878.[11]

Bust of Louis-Jules BouchotEdit

A buste of Louis-Jules Bouchot was cast by Gustave Adolphe Désiré Crauk. The musée des beaux-arts de Valenciennes [fr] preserves a plaster copy and the Musée d'Orsay a bronze that belonged to the sculptor's widow before its acquisition in 1928.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Site Srtucturae, Louis-Jules Bouchot read (accessdate 16 August 2017).
  2. ^ Base Léonore, dossier, p. 5.
  3. ^ Site rha.revues.org, Michaël Bourlet, L’îlot Saint-Germain au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles : L’édification du 231, boulevard Saint-Germain read (accessdate = 16 August 2017)
  4. ^ Site drouot.com, Result of sales on 24 January 2003, 25 photos of the architect Jules Bouchot total 115,000 euros read (retrieved 16 August 2017).
  5. ^ "Architecte / Maître d'œuvre : Louis-Jules Bouchot". pss-archi.eu (in French). Retrieved 16 August 2017..
  6. ^ Base Léonore, dossier, p. 3.
  7. ^ "Dernière heure (rubrique)". Journal des débats politiques et littéraires (in French). 18 August 1907. p. 4. Retrieved 16 August 2017..
  8. ^ Bastide du Roucas-Blanc
  9. ^ [Site pss-archi.eu Hôtel des Docks read (accessdate 16 August 2017).]
  10. ^ François Pourpardin, Les bâtiments voyageurs édifiés le long de la ligne impériale (La Compagnie du PLM : les gares de l'architecte Jules Bouchot), in Revue d'histoire des chemins de fer [fr], No 38, 2008, (pp. 59-71) read (accessdate 16 August 2017).
  11. ^ Base Léonore, dossier, p. 1.
  12. ^ Site culture.gouv.fr, base Joconde ref 000SC013505 read (accessdate 15 August 2017).

BibliographyEdit

  • Jean-Claude Daufresne, 7. Louis-Jules Bouchot (1817-1907) : à l'Odéon de 1854 à 1897, in Théâtre de l'Odéon: architecture, décors, musée, Éditions Mardaga, 2004 ISBN 9782870098738, (pp. 78–90)
  • François Pourpardin, Les bâtiments voyageurs édifiés le long de la ligne impériale (La Compagnie du PLM : les gares de l'architecte Jules Bouchot), in Revue d’histoire des chemins de fer, No 38, 2008, (pp. 59–71).
  • "Jules Louis Bouchot". Base Léonore (in French). Paris: Archives nationales. pp. 1–11. cote LH/307/57, notice L0307057. Retrieved 16 August 2017.

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