Jacques-Augustin Pajou

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Jacques-Augustin Pajou

42 artworks

French Neoclassical sculptor

Born 9/19/1730 - Died 5/8/1809

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Anacréon arrachant une plume des ailes de l'amour

Anacreon tearing a feather from off the wings of Cupid

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Anacréon arrachant une plume des ailes de l'amour [detail #1]

Anacreon tearing a feather from off the wings of Cupid

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Ariane abandonnée par Thésée

Ariadne abandoned by Theseus

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Ariane abandonnée par Thésée [detail #1]

Ariadne abandoned by Theseus

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Ariane abandonnée par Thésée [detail #2]

Ariadne abandoned by Theseus

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants

Bacchante holding a tambourine, with two children

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #1]

Bacchante holding a tambourine, with two children

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #2]

Bacchante holding a tambourine, with two children

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #3]

Bacchante holding a tambourine, with two children

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Bacchante tenant un tambour de basque, avec deux enfants [detail #4]

Bacchante holding a tambourine, with two children

Marble

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

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PAJOU, AUGUSTIN (1730-1809), French sculptor, was born in Paris on the 19th of September 1730. At eighteen he won the Prix de Rome; at thirty he exhibited his Pluton tenant Cerbere enchaint (now in the Louvre). His portrait busts of Buffon and of Madame Du Barry (1773), and his statuette of Bossuet (all in the Louvre), are amongst his best works. When B. Poyet constructed the Fontaine des Innocents from the earlier edifice of P. Lescot (see GOUJON) Pajou provided a number of new figures for the work. Mention should also be made of his bust of Carlin Bertinazzi (1763) at the Comedie Franchise, and the monument of Marie Leczinska, queen of Poland (in the Salon of 1769). Pajou died in Paris on the 8th of May 1809.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.