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GIRARDON, François (1628 - 1715), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GIRARDON, François (1628 - 1715), Sculptor

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 17 March 1628, in Troyes; died 1 September 1715, in Paris.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures. Equestrian statues, funerary monuments.

The son of a foundryman, François Girardon came to sculpture by way of artisanship, entering the service of a carpenter in 1640. Attracted by Primaticcio and his pupils, Girardon began as a painter. His first attempts at

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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