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Family of French sculptors. Jean-LouisLemoyne (1665–1755) was a pupil of Coysevox and is remembered mainly for portrait busts in his master's manner. His brother Jean-Baptistethe Elder (1679–1731) was a figure and portrait sculptor of no great distinction. Jean-Louis's son, Jean-Baptistethe Younger (b Paris, 19 Feb. 1704; d Paris, 25 May 1778), was the outstanding member of the family and worked a good deal for Louis XV. He did much large-scale work at Versailles and elsewhere, but is renowned particularly for the vivacity of his portraits. Among his pupils were Falconet, Houdon, and Pigalle.

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