David d'Angers


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David d'Angers

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Pierre-Jean David

(dävēd` däNzhā`; pyĕr-zhäN), 1788–1856, French sculptor. His works are numerous and present national figures, often nude, in statues, busts, reliefs, and medallions. The pediment of the Panthéon in Paris shows a group of distinguished Frenchmen receiving wreaths from the hand of France. Although he was considered a romantic in his day, his style reflects a strong academic training. The Musée David at Angers, his birthplace, has a fine collection of his sculptures.
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Angers also boasts the stunning Cathedral of St Maurice and a gallery of the works of its famous sculptor, David D'Angers.
The novelist Amelia Opie sent a set of the engravings to her friend the French sculptor known as David D'Angers on 22 April 1831 (544), writing that she knew he would prize the genius of the work while not imitating what she called its extravagance.