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Life of AUGUSTIN PAJOU


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  French sculptor, who was a pupil of Jean-Baptist Lemoyne and studied in Rome 1752-56. He is best known for his decorative sculpture in the Opera House at Versailles (1768-70) and for his numerous portraits - Lemoyne (1758) and Buffon in the Louvre, Descartes and Bossuet in the Institut. He worked much for Mme du Barry. In 1777 he was appointed Keeper of the King s Antiquities and in 1792 he served on a Revolutionary Committee on the Conservation of Works of Art. His Psyche Abandoned (1791, Louvre) is a piece of Neoclassical sentiment.
  
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Psyche Abandoned
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Bust of Madame du Barry
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Hubert Robert
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The Princess of Hesse-Homburg as Minerva
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