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French family of sculptors. They probably came from Grenoble and were active in Paris and the surrounding region from the 16th century to the end of the 17th. Antoine Jacquet, also known as Antoine de Grenoble (b ?Grenoble, c. 1500–05; d Avon, Seine-et-Marne, before June 1572), was a sculptor, mason and architect. He worked at the château of Fontainebleau from 1538, executing stucco decoration, providing architectural models and casting bronze. Among his other works was ornamental sculpture executed under the direction of Francesco Primaticcio for the tomb of Henry II in Saint-Denis Abbey. His son (1) Mathieu Jacquet, a contemporary of Germain Pilon and sculptor of the famous Belle cheminée at the château of Fontainebleau, was the most eminent member of the family.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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