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PIGALLE, Jean-Baptiste (1714 - 1785), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PIGALLE, Jean-Baptiste (1714 - 1785), Sculptor

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 26 January 1714, in Paris; died 21 August 1785, in Paris.

Sculptor. Allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits. Busts.

Jean Baptiste Pigalle was the fourth son of Jean Pigalle, cabinetmaker to the king and related to the Allegrin family. Jean-Baptiste was apprenticed to Robert le Lorrain and then to Lemoyne. Despite his enthusiasm, Jean-Baptiste's masters failed to appreciate his true

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