Last modified on 13 July 2014, at 09:36

Category:Grave of Oscar Wilde and Robert Baldwin Ross

This building is classé au titre des Monuments Historiques. It is indexed in the Base Mérimée, a database of architectural heritage maintained by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference PA00086780.


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Artist
Jacob Epstein (1880–1959) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q354779
Jacob Epstein
Description

British sculptor and painter

Date of birth/death 19 August 1959
Location of birth/death London
Authority control
Title Tomb of Oscar Wilde
Object type Tomb
Description
English: Wilde was buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux outside Paris but was later moved to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His tomb in Père Lachaise was designed by sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, at the request of Robert Ross, who also asked for a small compartment to be made for his own ashes. Ross's ashes were transferred to the tomb in 1950. The numerous spots on it are lipstick traces from admirers. The modernist angel depicted as a relief on the tomb was originally complete with male genitals. They were broken off as obscene and kept as a paperweight by a succession of Père Lachaise Cemetery keepers. Their current whereabouts are unknown. In the summer of 2000, intermedia artist Leon Johnson performed a 40 minute ceremony entitled Re-membering Wilde in which a commissioned silver prosthesis was installed to replace the vandalised genitals.
Español: La tumba del escritor irlandés Oscar Wilde en el cementerio de Père Lachaise, Paris.
Français: Oscar Wilde est enterré provisoirement au cimetière de Bagneux avant d'être transféré en 1909 au cimetière du Père-Lachaise. Terminée en 1914, la sculpture réalisée par le sculpteur Jacob Epsetin déplut au conservateur qui la fit bâcher pendant plusieurs années. La sépulture est inspirée des portes assyriennes de Khorsabad. À l'occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de la mort d'Oscar Wilde, les cendres de Robert Ross sont incluses dans la tombe d'Oscar Wilde.
Date 1911-1914
Père Lachaise Cemetery Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q311
Main gate of the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris 13 June 2014.jpg
Native name Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
Location 8 Boulevard de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris
France
Coordinates 48° 51′ 43″ N, 2° 23′ 39″ E Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established
Authority control
Division 89, D21
concession number: Concession à perpétuité n°55 PA 1909 Info non-talk.svg
Object history
Français : Octobre-novembre 2011 : restauration du monument et pose de vitres financées par Ireland Fund of France.
Notes
Français : Monument élevé par souscription.
References
Père-Lachaise - Oscar Wilde - restauration 2011 01.jpg
Object location 48° 51′ 42.8″ N, 2° 23′ 53.3″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Maps - Google Earth - Proximityrama info

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