1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Marqueste, Laurent Honoré

MARQUESTE, LAURENT HONORÉ (1848-1920), French sculptor, was born at Toulouse June 12 1848. He was a pupil of Jouffroy and Falguiere, and won the Prix de Rome in 1871. In 1893 he became a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He became a member of the Institute in 1894, having received the Legion of Honour in 1884, and being made officer in 1894, and commander in 1903. His works include a large number of statues which decorate the monuments and buildings of Paris, including Victor Hugo for the Sorbonne (1901) and others for the monumental Quai d'Orsay station, the College des Beaux Arts, the Grand Palais, and the Hotel Dufayel in Paris, which was very much criticised; as well as monuments for North and South America. He is also the author of "La Cigale" (1900), statues of Victor Hugo, Leo Delibes, Ferdinand Fabre, and many others, besides "Galatea" (see 24.496; PL VII.) and a large output of classical subjects. He gained the Grand Prix at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. He died in Paris April 5 1920.