David d'Angers

David d'Angers or Pierre-Jean David (dävēdˈ däNzhāˈ; pyĕr-zhäN) [key], 1788–1856, French sculptor. His works are numerous and present national figures, often nude, in statues, busts, reliefs, and medallions. The pediment of the Panthéon in Paris shows a group of distinguished Frenchmen receiving wreaths from the hand of France. Although he was considered a romantic in his day, his style reflects a strong academic training. The Musée David at Angers, his birthplace, has a fine collection of his sculptures.

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