Baron Henri Joseph François de Triqueti (24 October 1803 – 11 May 1874), also spelt Henry de Triqueti, was a French sculptor and artist.
He was born in the Château du Perthuis in Conflans-sur-Loing, the son of Piedmontese industrialist and diplomat Baron Michel de Triqueti, a native of Annecy. In 1788, Michel Triquet was made a baron by King Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia and the name changed to Triqueti.
His career started around 1830, when he turned to sculpture, and away from painting, which had been his chief preoccupation up to this point. This period saw Triqueti progressively assuming the position of one of the July Monarchy’s official sculptors. The bronze doors of the church of La Madeleine in Paris (1834–41), and the tomb effigy of Ferdinand-Philippe d’Orléans (1842) are the key works of the first period of his career.
With the fall of the July Monarchy in 1848, Triqueti redoubled his efforts in England, establishing links with prestigious patrons, chief among them the royal couple. His standing as an artist, his deep piety and extensive knowledge of Renaissance art endeared him to Prince Albert.
In England, he is best known for his tarsia wall panels and marble tomb-chest for the Albert Memorial Chapel, Windsor Castle, in 1864–1874. There is also a tarsia panel in St Michael's church at Teffont Evias, Wiltshire, installed in 1863, depicting the choir of angels.
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