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Pierre-Jean David D'Angers (1788-1856), Sculptor and medallist

Artist associated with 8 portraits
Born in Angers, at the age of eighteen D'Angers left for Paris to study art. After winning the prize at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, D'Angers spent five years working in Rome, where his statue Epaminondas was awarded the Prix de Rome. Returning to Paris, a prosperous career opened before him. His medallions and busts were in much demand, as were his monumental works. D'Angers made numerous busts and medallions, and among his sitters were many illustrious men and women of France. He visited England in 1827 and Germany in 1829 and received medallion commissions in both countries. In all he made over five hundred medallions.

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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
bronze medallion, 1828
NPG 5434


Amelia Opie

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, cast by Louis Richard
bronze medallion, 1829
NPG 1081


Sir John Franklin

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
bronze medallion, 1829
NPG 5435


Sir John Bowring

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, cast by Louis Richard
bronze medallion, 1832
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1082


Joseph Barclay Pentland

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, cast by Eck et Durand
bronze medallion, 1832
NPG 6419


Mary Somerville

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
bronze medallion, 1833
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5379


Godefroi Cavaignac

copy by Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling, after Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
salt print, late 1840s
NPG P171(5)


Sir William Sidney Smith

by G. and C. Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after a medallion by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
stipple and line engraving, published 1847 (1834)
NPG D6795

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