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JAMES PRADIER (1792–1852)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 240 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAMES PRADIER (1792–1852), French sculptor, was born at Geneva. He was a member of the French Academy, and a popular sculptor of the pre-Romantic period, representing in France the drawing-room classicism which Canova illustrated at Rome. His chief works are the Niobe group (1822), "Atalanta " (185o), " Psyche " (1824), " Sappho " (1852) (all is the Louvre), " Prometheus " (Tuileries Gardens), a bas-relief on the triumphal arch of the Carrousel, the figures of " Fame " on the Arc de 1'Etoile, and a statue of J. J. Rousseau for Geneva. Besides these mention should be made of his " Three Graces (182I).
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