French Sculpture Census

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PILON, Germain
Paris 1535 - Paris 1590

Trois Grâces
Three Graces

20th century copy from a c. 1561 original


Monticello, Illinois, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • 1917?, Robert Allerton (1873-1964) commissioned the Chicago stonecutter Charles Laing to produce two copies of the Three Graces by Germain Pilon (Musée du Louvre, Paris); the other copy adorns the grave of Robert’s aunt at a Lake Geneva, Wisconsin cemetery


  • See blog I Love Allerton Park, (accessed September 25, 2017)
  • 1995 Scheinman
    Muriel Scheinman, A Guide to Art at the University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign, Robert Allerton Park, and Chicago, Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1995, pp. 114-115

Related Works

Monument of the Heart of Henry II, original in marble, commissioned by Catherine de Médicis in 1561, Musée du Louvre, Paris (see:, entry by Valérie Montalbetti).


Copy executed by Chicago stonecutter Charles LAING

Wikipedia, (accessed September 25, 2017):
At the east end of the Peony Garden stands a limestone copy of the Three Graces sculpture by Germain Pilon (1535-1590) in the Louvre, Paris.