CAFFIÉRI, Jean-Jacques
(b. 1725, Paris, d. 1792, Paris)

Portrait Bust of Jean le Rond d'Alembert

1778
Terracotta, height 31 cm
Private collection

Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was also co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie.