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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.