Today’s sculpture is from Cannes. It’s of Lord Lord Henry Brougham (1778 – 1868) a British statesman and advocate of liberal causes who became Lord High Chancellor and played a prominent role in passing the 1832 Reform Act and 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. In his later years he spent much of his time in Cannes, making it a popular resort for the British upper-classes; he died and is buried there.
The statue of Lord Brougham was the work of sculptor Paul Liénard (1849 – 1900) and it was erected in 1878. Not much seems to be know about the sculptor other than he was a stident of Duret and Lami at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and he exhibited at the Salons of 1864, 1866 and 1890. He appears to have been reasonably prolific and worked with Mathurin Moreau on the design and execution of monumental fountains cast by the Val d´Osne, an example of which can be found on Boston Common.
Sadly the original statue was damaged and had to be replaced in 1953 by an identical model made by A.L. Trinero.
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