The photographs of the effigies in this set were taken over a ten day period in Montmartre & Pére Lachaise cemeteries, allowing for these exquisite bronzes to be seen in different lighting conditions.
An effigy is a representation of a person, especially in the form of sculpture, bronze or marble, for example, or some other three-dimensional form.
The term is usually associated with full-length figures of a deceased person depicted in stone or wood on church monuments. These most often lie supine with hands together in prayer, but may also be recumbent, kneeling in prayer or even standing. Effigies may also be (half) demi-figures and the term is occasionally used to refer to busts.