Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

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Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

14 artworks

French sculptor

Born 1/26/1714 - Died 8/28/1785

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Mercure attachant ses talonnières

Mercury Attaching his Wings

1744

Marble

58 x 35 x 33 cms | 22 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 12 3/4 ins

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Buste de la marquise de Pompadour

Bust of Madame de Pompadour

1748-1751

Marble

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

Buste de la marquise de Pompadour [detail #1]

Bust of Madame de Pompadour

1748-1751

Marble

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

Venus

1748

Oil on canvas

180 cms | 70 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

L'Enfant à la cage

Child with birdcage

circa 1750

Marble

47 x 32 x 34 cms | 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 13 1/4 ins

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

HD

Mausoleum of the Maréchal de Saxe

1753-1776

Marble

St Thomas, Strasbourg, France

L'Amour embrassant l'Amitié

Love embracing Friendship

1758

Marble

142 x 80 x 77 cms | 55 3/4 x 31 1/4 x 30 1/4 ins

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Georges­Martin Guérin (1710 ­ 1791)

circa 1770-circa 1780

Bronze

55 x 46 x 36 cms | 21 1/2 x 18 x 14 ins

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

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PIGALLE, JEAN BAPTISTE (1714-1785), French sculptor, was born in Paris on the 26th of January 1714. He was the seventh child of a carpenter. Although he failed to obtain the grand prix, after a severe struggle he entered the Academy and became one of the most popular sculptors of his day. His earlier work, such as Child with Cage (model at Sevres) and Mercury Fastening his Sandals (Berlin, and lead cast in Louvre), is less commonplace than that of his maturer years, but his nude statue of Voltaire, dated 1776 (Institut), and his tombs of Comte d'Harcourt (c. 1764) (Notre Dame) and of Marshal Saxe, completed in 1777 (Lutheran church, Strassburg), are good specimens of French sculpture in the 18th century. He died on the 28th of August 1785.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.