See also:born on the loth of
See also:December 1738 in
See also:Nancy . Here and probably in
See also:Lille he spent the earlier years of his
See also:life . In 1755 he came to
See also:Paris and entered the workshop of
See also:Lambert Sigisbert
See also:Adam, his maternal
See also:uncle, a
See also:clever sculptor . He remained four years in this workshop, and on the
See also:death of his uncle became a
See also:pupil of J . B .
See also:Pigalle . In 1759 he obtained the
See also:grand prize for sculpture at the
See also:Academic Royale; in 1761 he obtained the first
See also:silver medal for studies from
See also:models; and in 1762 he went to Rome . Here his activity was considerable between 1767 and 1771 . Catherine II. was eager to secure his presence in St
See also:Petersburg, but he returned to Paris . Among his patrons, which were very numerous, were the
See also:chapter of
See also:Rouen, the states of
See also:Languedoc, and the Direction generale . His
See also:works were frequently exhibited at the
See also:Salon . In 1782 he married Catherine Flore, a daughter of the sculptor Augustin
See also:Pajou, who subsequently obtained a
See also:divorce from him .
The agitation caused by the Revolution drove Clodion in 1792 to Nancy, where he remained until 1798, his energies being spent in the decoration of houses . Among Clodion's works are a statue ofMontesquieu, a " Dying
See also:Cleopatra," and a
See also:chimney-piece at
See also:present in the South
See also:Kensington Museum . One of his last groups represented
See also:Homer as a
See also:beggar being driven away by fishermen (181o) . On the 29th of
See also:March 1814 Clodion died in Paris, on the
See also:eve of the invasion of Paris by the
See also:allies . Thirion's
See also:Les Adam et Clodion (Paris, 1885) contains a
See also:list of the sculptor's works sold between 1767 and 1884 . See also A . Jacquot, Les Adam et les Michel et Clodion (Paris, 1898) .
DAN MICHEL OF NORTHGATE (ft. 1340)
FRANCISQUE XAVIER MICHEL (1809-1887)
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