Bugatti Sculpture in Ho Chi Minh City
One of the more interesting sculptures in Pere-Lachaise was crafted by Rembrandt Bugatti (18841916). Rembrandt Bugatti was the younger brother of Ettore Bugatti, who founded the eponymous automobile manufacturer in 1909. Rembrandt made his mark as an animal sculptor and spent a great deal of time at the Antwerp Zoo studying the movement of animals. Indeed, the radiator cap on the Bugatti Royale automobile was cast from one of his elephant sculptures. Bugatti was deeply affected when the zoo was forced to kill many of its animals during World War I and that and other personal and health problems led him to commit suicide at age 31. Bugatti also excelled at the human form He crafted the sculpture in Division 35, which is called Colosse nu assis in 1907 using American athlete Samuel Stockton White as his model. Sculptor Auguste Rodin also used White as a model.
According to accounts of the time, Rembrandt Bugatti was interred in Pere-Lachaise. However, he was eventually moved to the Bugatti family plot in Dorlisheim, Bas-Rhin in Alsace, France, and reinterred there on May 7, 1955. It is not known if he was in Pere-Lachaise until that time or spent time somewhere else (he actually lived in the Montparnasse area). The Bugatti sculpture finally received a permanent resident in 2012 when art collector Professeur Philippe Dahhan (1934-2012) was laid to rest beneathe the Colosse nu assis. The statue is a replica cast from the original. It was installed in Pere-Lachaise in the late 1990s. In 2006, Rembrandt Bugatti’s Babouin Sacre Hamadryas was auctioned at Sotheby’s for $2.56 million.
Scots-Irish Although there were Scots-Irish in the colonies in small numbers during the seventeenth century, the major influx came in the eighteenth century, beginning in 1718 and lasting into the 1770s. Ho Chi Minh City Map Throughout the period, numbers waxed and waned, depending on conditions in Ireland, but immigration halted only for the Country Revolution, 1775 to 1783, and it resumed after the war. The Scots-Irish are a distinct group from the coincident migrations from Ireland of Anglicans, Quakers, and Catholics. The predominant religion of the Scots-Irish was Presbyterianism. Scots-Irish were those who were born in or lived in Ireland but whose ancestral or personal origins were in Scotland. Other names for the Scots-Irish include the Ulster Scots and Irish Presbyterians. From the first arrivals in 1718 through the end of the century, approximately 250,000 Scots-Irish immigrated to the United States, half the number who came in the nineteenth century. Background
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