“French Architect” Henri Marchal Hand Written Letter Dated 1952. This item is authenticated by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their certificate of authenticity. (June 24, 1876 April 10, 1970) was a French architect and civil servant. He devoted a great part of his life to research on the art and archeology of. And the conservation and restoration of. Monuments at the archeological site of. Marchal was born in. In 1895, he was admitted to the. Where he attended the workshop led by. He was appointed Inspector of civilian buildings of. In 1910 he gained the. License and was appointed assistant curator of the. Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient. In 1912 he was dispatched to. As Inspector of civilian buildings of. Following the death of. (murdered by bandits while carrying the pay of workers), in 1916 he was dispatched to. To manage Conservation d’Angkor by EFEO. He resumed the cleaning works on. And the excavation of main monuments in central. The Royal Palace ecc. In 1919 Henri Marchal was appointed permanent member of EFEO and “Curator of Angkor”. Then he began also excavation and cleaning of other monuments outside Angkor Thom. In 1930 he went to. To learn the principles of. From the archeological service of the Dutch East Indies, aware of the limits of the consolidation methods used previously in Angkor. Upon his return, he decided to apply the method of. For the first time in Angkor on the temple of. The restoration was unanimously applauded as success. In 1933 he left the Conservation d’Angkor office to replace. As Chief of the archaeological service of EFEO, but he reassumed the charge of Curator of Angkor from 1935 to 1937 because of the tragic suicide of. And again from 1947 replacing. At that time he was more than seventy-five years old and in an interview on. The New York Times. Said «the work is getting too hard for me»!!! In the meantime in 1938, on the way back to France, he visited India and Ceylon, which he described in Souvenirs d’un Conservateur , and before returning to Angkor he led an archeological mission at. (called Virampatnam by the French), in. From 1948 to 1953 he directed restoration works on the buildings located along the west roadway of Angkor Wat, the Baphuon (1948). From 1954 to 1957 he was appointed technical advisor of historical monuments and Chief of Department of Public Works of the newly formed Kingdom of. His love for Angkor and Khmer civilization is testified by his settling in. After his retirement, in 1957, until his death in 1970. He died there, aged 93. The item “RARE! French Architect Henri Marchal Hand Written Letter Todd Mueller COA” is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
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