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CORTOT, Jean-Pierre (1787 - 1843), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CORTOT, Jean-Pierre (1787 - 1843), Sculptor

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 20 August 1787, in Paris; died 12 August 1843, in Paris.

Sculptor. Statues, monuments.

He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1809. The cold, precise quality of his work was so in tune with the fashion of the time that he was commissioned to decorate one of the rooms of the Villa Medici

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