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BESANÇON, Antoine (1734 - 1811), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BESANÇON, Antoine (1734 - 1811), Sculptor

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 January 1734, in Langres; died 10 January 1811, in Langres.


Antoine Besançon was the godson and pupil of François Béchamp. Records show that he was active in Rome in 1753. He later made a number of sculptures for his home town of Langres: the first of these were two colossal statues - Charity and Hope- in 1768,

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