Lemercier, Jacques


Lemercier, Jacques
(ca. 1585-1654)
   architect, sculptor, engraver
   Born in Pontoise, Jacques Lemercier, a major French architectural innovator, came from a family of architects. He went to Rome in 1607 and, in 1618, became the chief architect to King louis x III and, in 1624, architect of the louvre. He worked on the church of Val-de-Grâce, begun by François mansart, on the Oratory, and on the plans for the church of Saint-Roch in paris. He built the pavillon de l'Horlage at the louvre (after 1624, and the west and northeast wings of the courtyard). Lemercier laid out the plans for the town of Richelieu (Indre-et-Loire, begun in 1631) and built nearby an immense chateau (today destroyed) for Cardinal richelieu. In Paris, he built the Palais Cardinal (1629-36), which became the Palais-Royal. In the domed church of the sorbonne (1635-42), he transposed the italian forms with such a spirit of balance and strength that he can be considered one of the founders of French classicism.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Lemercier, Jacques — • Born at Pontoise, about 1585; died at Paris, 1654. Lemercier shares with Mansart and Le Muet the glory of representing French architecture most brilliantly under Louis XIII and Richelieu Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lemercier, Jacques — ▪ French architect Lemercier also spelled  Le Mercier   born 1585, Pontoise, France died June 4, 1654, Paris       French architect who, along with François Mansart (Mansart, François) and Louis Le Vau, shaped French architecture by introducing… …   Universalium

  • Lemercier, Jacques — (c. 1585 1654)    French architect who worked for King Louis XIII. Little is known of Lemercier s training. He was the son of a mason and may have learned the principles of building from his father. In c. 1607, he went to Rome, where he remained… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Lemercier, Jacques — ► (1585? 1654) Arquitecto francés. Sucedió a Lescot en los trabajos del Louvre (Pabellón del Reloj) y construyó la Sorbona …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Jacques Le Mercier — Jacques Lemercier, Porträt von Philippe de Champaigne. Im Hintergrund die von Lemercier entworfene Universitätskapelle der Sorbonne in Paris Jacques Lemercier (auch: Le Mercier) (* 1585 in Pontoise; † 1654 in Paris) war ein französischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lemercier — (Jacques) (v. 1585 1654) architecte français; précurseur du classicisme français …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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