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Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

Born: Paris, 26 January 1714
Died: Paris, 21 August 1785
Nationality: French
Studies: 

with Robert Le Lorrain (before1735); with Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (1735); Académie Royale (1735)

Career: 

1741 - Académie Royale junior member (agréé)

1744 - Académie Royale full member based on acceptance of Mercury

Travels:

Rome (1736-39)

Commissions from: 

Marquise de Pompadour; Bâtiments du Roi (state)

Important Artworks: 

Mercury, 1744 (Louvre, Paris)                 

Marechal de Saxe funerary monument, 1756 (St Thomas church, Strasbourg)       

Nude Voltaire, 1776 (Louvre)