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Le Clerc, Louis Auguste

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00106145
Le Clerc, Louis Auguste

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1688, in Paris; died 8 March 1771, in Copenhagen.

Sculptor, painter.

Le Clerc was the second son of Sébastien Le Clerc, and studied under T. Coysevox. He was summoned to Denmark in 1735 to collaborate on the refurbishing of Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen. Not only was Le Clerc a sculptor, but also a talented painter and decorator. Le Clerc provided the design for the gallery, which crowns the royal palace. He was director of the former academy in ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Sculpture and Carving ; 18th-Century Art

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