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DAVID, Pierre Jean (1788 - 1856), Sculptor, medallist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DAVID, Pierre Jean (1788 - 1856), Sculptor, medallist, draughtsman

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 12 March 1788, in Angers; died 6 January 1856, in Paris.

Sculptor, medallist, draughtsman. Statues, busts, medallions, monuments.

David d'Angers was the fourth son of Pierre-Louis David, a sculptor from Angers. At the age of four, he trailed his father among the Republican troops fighting the Vendée uprising. However, some years later his aspiration to become an artist was

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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