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Ramey's Theseus and the Minotaur, 1826 Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Étienne-Jules Ramey (1796–1852) called Ramey fils, was a French sculptor.

Ramey was born in Paris, The pupil of his father, Claude Ramey (1754-1838), he trained in the studio of Pierre Cartellier, won the Prix de Rome in sculpture, 1815, with the subject, equally classicizing and sentimental, Ulysses recognized by his dog,[1] and collaborated with David d'Angers on the sculptures for the triumphal arch at Marseille, the Porte d'Aix, 1828 to 1839.

His worked in partnership with Augustin-Alexandre Dumont and taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. One of his pupils there was the Belgian sculptor Guillaume Geefs; another was Jean-Joseph Perraud. He died in Paris.

His careful, mannered drawings appear on the market from time to time.[2]

Selected works

  • Thésée combattant le Minotaure (1826), limestone group, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
  • Saint Luc, limestone Paris, peristyle of the rear façade of the Église de la Madeleine
  • Saint Pierre and Saint Paul, limestone, Paris, Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, place Franz-Liszt


  1. ^ Plaster model exhibited The legacy of Homer (Emmanuel Schwartz, curator) École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France), Dahesh Museum of Art, Princeton University (2005-06), cat no. 78.
  2. ^ "a careful drawing by the sculptore, Etienne Jules Ramey, which recalls the work of Ingres at its most mannered" was noted in a review by J. J. L. Whiteley of an exhibition at Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox (London) and illustrated (fig. 72, "Aconce et Cydippe") in The Burlington Magazine 125 No. 965 (August 1983), pp. 506f.


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