|born on||22 October 1814 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Besançon, France, 47n15, 6e02|
|Timezone||LMT m6e02 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||28°35' 12°12 Asc. 01°06'|
French sculptor and painter. At the 1847 Paris Salon, he created a sensation with his 'Woman bitten by a serpent' (please see wikilink for a picture) produced from life-casts from his model Apollonie Sabatier (the pose being particularly suitable for such a method), thus reinforcing the scandal with an erotic dimension. Appolonie Sabatier was a salonnière and the mistress of Charles Baudelaire and others. The sculpture's beauty was praised by Théophile Gautier:
'Clésinger has resolved this problem of making beauty without cuteness, without affectation, without mannerism, with a head and a body of our own time, in which can be recognised his mistress if she is beautiful'
At the death of the composer-pianist Frédéric Chopin on 17 October 1849, Clésinger made Chopin's death mask and a cast of his hands. He also sculpted, in 1850, the white marble funerary monument of Euterpe, the muse of music, for Chopin's grave at the Père Lachaise Cemetery, in Paris.
- business associate/partner relationship with Sabatier, Apollonie (born 7 April 1822). Notes: model for the sculpture woman bitten by a snake
- has other family relationship with Sand, George (born 1 July 1804). Notes: mother-in-law
- Relationship : Marriage 19 May 1847 (to Solange Dudevant daughter of George Sand)
chart Placidus Equal_H.
- Social : Great Publicity 1849 (Knighted Légion d'honneur)
- Relationship : End significant relationship 1855 (divorce and death of daughter)
- Social : Great Publicity 1864 (Officer Légion d'honneur)
Collection Didier Geslain
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (sculptor/painter)