Henri Boncquet
Henri Boncquet
Henri Boncquet  ‎(I3558)‎
Given Names: Henri
Surname: Boncquet

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 7 April 1868 55 46 Ardooie, Belgium
Death: 10 April 1908 ‎(Age 40)‎ Brussels, Belgium
 Henri Boncquet par Sander Pierron
 Wikipedia article ‎(Dutch)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 7 April 1868 55 46 Ardooie, Belgium

Death 10 April 1908 ‎(Age 40)‎ Brussels, Belgium

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Parents Family  (F1213)
Jean-François Boncquet
1812 - 1879
Coleta Haesebrouck
1821 - 1885
Pieter Boncquet
1850 - 1884
Leonie Boncquet
1852 - 1941
Godelieve Boncquet
1854 - 1897
Adelaide Boncquet
1856 - 1935
Ferdinand Boncquet
1859 - 1930
Richard Boncquet
1861 - 1932
Eugenie Boncquet
1862 - 1900
Leonard Boncquet
1863 - 1956
Henri Boncquet
1868 - 1908


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Henri Boncquet

Henri Boncquet ‎(1868-1908)‎ was a Belgian school sculptor from Roeselare, Belgium. Related to this genealogy, he was a first cousin of ancestor Donatus Boncquet ‎(1815-1888)‎, and a first cousin twice removed of ancestor Julia Maria Boncquet ‎(1889-1953)‎. Henri Boncquet was not married and had no children.

Henri was born in Ardooie, a town in West Flanders, Belgium, near Roeselare. He was the youngest of 9 children born to Jean-François and Coleta ‎(Haesebrouck)‎ Boncquet, 5 years after the 8th child, Leonard. His father Jean-François died when Henri was 11 years old. The family was pulled further into poverty by this event, and all the children had to work from a young age. Following his eldest brother Pierre, whom Henri admired, Henri worked in the art studio of Charles Dupon in Roeselare. However, the daily journey between Ardooie and Roeselare proved too much, and a place for Henri was found in a local bakery in Ardooie, kneading dough instead of clay.

Henri's dream was to become a sculptor. His sister Eugenie, working for a bourgeois family in Roeselare, let Henri live with her while he worked and studied with Charles Dupon at the Art Academy, where he was enrolled in the academic year 1880-1881. Henri left Rouselare to try to get a start in Brussels, however he was obliged to take a job in a bakery, using his only marketable skill, and finding that he was making no progress in his artistic career he soon returned to Roeselare.

Henri's brother Pierre, the sculptor, died in Paris in 1884 at age 33, his career as a sculptor cut off before reaching full maturity. His mother died in 1885, leaving the 17 year old orphan Henri mostly in the care of Eugenie. She enabled him to study and work at the local shop until she married. He later studied with Charles van der Stappen at the academy in Brussels, where he won the Prix de Rome, a Belgian national prize, in 1897 with "Thor Fighting the Serpent". This prize enabled him to study and work in Rome in 1898.

When he returned from Rome, Henri settled in Ixelles, a district of Brussels. There he received his first formal commission, the bronze eagle in the Botanical Garden at the Schaarbeek Gate in Brussels, in 1894. He worked on the city hall of Saint-Gilles and the triumphal arch in the Parc du Cinquantenaire. He also worked on three statues in parks in Ixelles.

Henri continued to have success in Brussels, with critical acclaim and a generous sponsor. Henri was thoroughly Flemish, and his character shows in his work.

Henri was operated on April 8, 1908 for stomach cancer and died on April 10 in Brussels. He was age 40.


Sources:
Wikipedia articles on Henri Boncquet ‎(Dutch and German)‎, "Henri Boncquet" by Sander Pierron.

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Family with Parents
Father
Jean-François Boncquet
Birth 19 April 1812 33 26 Roeselare, Belgium
Death 27 January 1879 ‎(Age 66)‎ Ardooie, Belgium
9 years
Mother
 
Coleta Haesebrouck
Birth 29 August 1821 Ardooie, Belgium
Death 27 June 1885 ‎(Age 63)‎ Ardooie, Belgium
#1
Brother
Pieter Boncquet
Birth 28 April 1850 38 28 Kachtem, Belgium
Death 8 February 1884 ‎(Age 33)‎ Paris, France
2 years
#2
Sister
Leonie Boncquet
Birth 5 February 1852 39 30 Kachtem, Belgium
Death 15 October 1941 ‎(Age 89)‎ Emelgem, Belgium
2 years
#3
Sister
Godelieve Boncquet
Birth 1 April 1854 41 32 Rumbeke, Belgium
Death 27 September 1897 ‎(Age 43)‎ Ardooie, Belgium
3 years
#4
Sister
Adelaide Boncquet
Birth 15 October 1856 44 35 Rumbeke, Belgium
Death 2 October 1935 ‎(Age 78)‎ Ingelmunster, Belgium
2 years
#5
Brother
Ferdinand Boncquet
Birth 27 January 1859 46 37 Rumbeke, Belgium
Death 6 April 1930 ‎(Age 71)‎ Roeselare, Belgium
2 years
#6
Brother
Richard Boncquet
Birth 8 April 1861 48 39 Kachtem, Belgium
Death 13 May 1932 ‎(Age 71)‎ Roeselare, Belgium
15 months
#7
Sister
Eugenie Boncquet
Birth 29 June 1862 50 40 Kachtem, Belgium
Death 15 July 1900 ‎(Age 38)‎ Schaarbeek, Belgium
17 months
#8
Brother
Leonard Boncquet
Birth 29 November 1863 51 42 Ardooie, Belgium
Death 8 November 1956 ‎(Age 92)‎ Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium
4 years
#9
Henri Boncquet
Birth 7 April 1868 55 46 Ardooie, Belgium
Death 10 April 1908 ‎(Age 40)‎ Brussels, Belgium