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(b Chaumont-en-Bassigny, Haute-Marne, 29 May 1698; d Paris, 27 July 1762). French sculptor whose work marks the beginning of the Neoclassical reaction against the Rococo style. He won the Prix de Rome in 1722 and was in Italy from 1723 to 1732. His best-known work of this period is a marble bust of the antiquarian Philippe Stosch (1727, Skulpturengalerie, Berlin) that is very consciously in the antique manner.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)