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Portrait médaillons de dramaturges et de compositeurs

Portrait Medallions of Playwrights and Composers

Émile-Joseph Hoyaux
1846

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Description

The Royal Theatre of Mons is a neo-classical building with on the ground floor three semicircular arches, closed by three cast iron grilles made by the iron craftsman Ph.J. Hoyois, the two outer grilles are adorned with medallions of Racine, Molière, Grétry and Di Lasso (by Emile Hoyaux).

Mons - Portrait médaillons de dramaturges et de compositeurs
Jean Racine
La Ferté-Milon 1639 - Paris 1699
French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France
(Wikipedia).

Mons - Portrait médaillons de dramaturges et de compositeurs
Molière
stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Paris 1622 - id. 1673), French playwright and actor (Wikipedia)..

Mons - Portrait médaillons de dramaturges et de compositeurs
André Grétry
Liège 1741 - Montmorency, Val-d'Oise 1813
composer from the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, working in France
(Wikipedia).

Mons - Portrait médaillons de dramaturges et de compositeurs
Orlando di Lasso
Mons 1532-München 1594
Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance
(Wikipedia).

Signature

E. Hoyaux 1846

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Composer
  • Composer
  • Grétry, André
  • Hoyaux, Émile-Joseph
  • Lasso, Orlando di
  • Molière
  • Playwright
  • Racine, Jean
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 50°27'18" - E 3°57'9")

    Item Code: beha009; Photograph: 14 October 2017
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