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Edouard Lanteri, 1848-1917

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1848.11.01
Place of Birth: Auxerre
Date of Death: 1917.12.22
Place of Death: London


Edouard Lanteri was a sculptor. His wife was Honorine Lanteri. At the time of the 1881 census they were living at 18 Beaufort Street.


Lanteri, who was an assistant to the sculptor Sir Edgar Boehm for almost twenty years, succeeded Aimeé-Jules Dalou as sculptor master at the Royal College of Art. He was active in the exhibiting world, showing at the Royal Academy and New Gallery in London, as well as at the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Insitute of the Fine Arts, Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham and Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He was invited to exhibit with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, a society which had been formed in 1898 with JW as its President. His The Sacristan was purchased by the Chantrey Bequest in 1917.

In April 1889, following a trip Lanteri made to Glasgow, Boehm wrote to JW asking him to go and see Lanteri, saying, 'I asked him to call on you but he is always so shy - He will tell you of the triumph of your works there [in Glasgow] & the Enthusiasm of the native artists' (#00334).


UK Census, 1881; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.