De la restauration (Paris, 1860-1878); Alphonse de Lamartine, Hist.
On the 24th of February 1848 he pronounced in favour of the republic. Lamartine chose him as minister of education in the provisional government.
He and Lamartine held the tribune in the Chamber of Deputies until the Parisian populace stopped serious discussion by invading the Chamber.
At the crisis of the 15th of May he definitely sided with Lamartine and the party of order against the proletariat.
To these works should be added his monuments to "Cardinal Lavigerie" and "General de La Fayette" (the latter in Washington), and his statues of "Lamartine" (1876) and "St Vincent de Paul" (1879), as well as the "Balzac," which he executed for the Societe des gens de lettres on the rejection of that by Rodin; and the busts of "Carolus-Duran" and "Coquelin cadet" (1896).