François-Vincent Raspail's tomb

François-Vincent Raspail is buried in the family tomb he wanted to be projected and built by the well-known sculptor Antoine Etex (1808-1888) and Raspail himself "decided on all details of the monument"1. Outside the tomb there is a bas-relief portrayng "a woman [Raspail's wife] wrapped in a shroud, clinging to prison bars"2, an allusion to the long time spent in prison by Raspail as a political opponent. The tomb of Raspail can be found in the "Division 18" of the Pére Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, facing to the roundabout Casimir Perrier.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2014)

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