The sculptor Jean-Baptiste Klagmann (1810-1867) was the pupil of Jean-Jacques Feuchère (1807-1852). Both Feuchère and Klagmann were seen as some of the leading sculptors of small scale works. Klagmann was renowned for the designs and models he produced for the Parisian goldsmiths of the mid 19th century, including Froment-Meurice and François Durand. He produced many of the designs for the magnificent silver-gilt dessert service commissioned by the Duke of Orléans which is now in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
The Orleans Cup
The Orleans cup was raced on the 30 July 1841. There were ten subscribers to the race which was run over the Goodwood Cup course. The Duke of Richmond's Mus. aged came first with the odds of 5 to 1 against. Mr Lychtwald's Hyllus came in second at 3 to 1 on and third place was taken by General Wyndham's Aspatria at 6 to 1 against. Mus. aged won by a length.
Charles, Duke of Richmond and Lennox
The Duke was the eldest of seven sons and seven daughter of Charles, 4th Duke of Richmond (1764-1819). He was educated at Westminster and entered the army in 1810. He served in the Peninsula Campaign and was injured at the Battle of Orthes in 1814. He fought at Waterloo the next year while serving as aide-de-camp to the Prince of Orange. While in the army he became M.P. for Chichester, a seat which he held until the death of his father in 1819. After retiring from the army he focused his energies on the family estates and racing.
He was a popular landowner and was both vice-president of the Smithfield Club and President of the Royal Agricultural Society. He was also a steward of the Jockey Club and together with his friend Lord George Bentinck (1802-1848) they much expanded the Goodwood Races which had been initiated by his great-uncle Charles, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1734-1805).