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ADAM, Jacob-Sigisbert (<i>died</i> 1747), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ADAM, Jacob-Sigisbert (died 1747), Sculptor

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School of Lorraine, 17th – 18th century, male.

Baptised 28 October 1670, in St-Sébastien, Nancy; died 27 May 1747, in Nancy or in Paris.


Jacob-Sigisbert Adam founded the Adam dynasty of artists in Nancy, among whom was Claude Michel, known as Clodion. He was the son of a metal caster, Lambert Adam, and of Anne Ferry who was known as Dauphin. Some biographers, misled by an error in

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