(b. 1749, Paris, d. 1803, Paris)

The Sculptor Augustin Pajou

Pastel on blue paper, 71 x 59 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The sculptor Augustine Pajou is portrayed at work, putting the finishing touches to the clay bust of his master Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. Dated to 1758, the bronze cast is preserved in the Louvre. Adélaide Labille-Guiard presented this pastel to the Académie Royal in 1783 with four other portraits of eminent members.

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