I found a very tiny street, Cité Germain Pilon; a surprisingly modest homage for one of the leading French Renaissance sculptors. Germain Pilon (abt. 1537 – 1590) has some ten sculptures at the Louvre and is represented in leading museums worldwide. You can also find his works in a number of churches and official buildings.
More or less in front of Moulin Rouge (see previous posts) I found a plate which indicated that the Swedish artist, Anders Zorn (1860-1920), lived and worked in this building between 1889 and 1896. Zorn did a lot of portraits including official ones of three American presidents (Grover Cleveland, W.H. Taft and Th. Roosevelt) and also of several French – and of course Swedish - personalities. He’s also well-known for his nude paintings and etchings and is well represented in leading museums. (The etchings below are from my private “collection” – I bought them for very modest money with the pays from different summer jobs in the 60’s.)
Addendum Monday Jan. 5 at 1.45 p.m.:
Cergie made a remark about the similitude between the above sculpture by Germain Pilon and the Wallace fountains. She is right (of course). I took this photo half an hour ago of a Wallace fountain, in a snowy Paris. Cergie wondered who had designed the now 135 year old fountains (with fresh drinkable water). As far as I know, they were designed by Mr. Wallace himself! Mr.Pilon’s sculpture has obviously three ladies. Mr. Wallace added a fourth one. (You can read something more about the Wallace fountains on some of my previous posts.)
Second addendum: Monday Jan. 5 at 11 p.m.:
As pointed out by Maxime, Gonzales obviously should not refer to Speedy Gonzales, but rather to Eva Gonzalès, who died young (1849-1883), impressionist painter, pupil of Edouard Manet. To try to repair for my ignorance, here are two paintings - one that Manet made of her and one of her own paintings which today can be found at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.