Reference Entry

DESPREZ, Louis (1799 - 1870), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESPREZ, Louis (1799 - 1870), Sculptor

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Art
  • Biographical Studies


Show Summary Details


French, 19th century, male.

Born 7 July 1799, in Paris; died 1870 or 1872, in Paris.


In 1813, Desprez enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and was taught by Baron Bosio. In 1822, he won second prize in the Prix de Rome, and won the main prize in 1826 with Death of Orion. He won a second-class medal in 1831 and first-class in 1843. In

Reference Entry.  240 words. 

Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.