LEMOYNE, French family of sculptors
Jean-Louis Lemoyne (1665–1755) was a pupil of Coysevox and is remembered mainly for portrait busts in his master's manner. His brother Jean-Baptiste the Elder (1679–1731) was a figure and portrait sculptor of no great distinction. Jean-Louis's son, Jean-Baptiste the Younger (1704–78), was the outstanding member of the family and worked a good deal for Louis XV. He did much large-scale work at Versailles and elsewhere, but is renowned particularly for the vivacity of his portraits. Among his pupils were Falconet, Houdon, and Pigalle.