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Bouchardon

Louvre Museum, Paris

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A Sublime Idea of Beauty

The Musée du Louvre and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles pay tribute to Edme Bouchardon, a renowned French sculptor and draftsman, who was considered an exceptional artist in his own time. The son of an architect-sculptor, he trained at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris before spending a productive period at the French Academy in Rome (1723–32). Read more.

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Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules by Edme Bouchardon. © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre), Hervé Lewandowski

Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules by Edme Bouchardon. © RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre), Hervé Lewandowski

Le pape Clément XII

Le pape Clément XII (Date Unknown), Edme Bouchardon. © Galleria Corsini, Florence.

Fils de Laocoon enserré par un serpent

Fils de Laocoon enserré par un serpent (Date Unknown), Edme Bouchardon. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Martine Beck-Coppola.

Saint André d’après Rusconi

Saint André d’après Rusconi (Date Unknown), Edme Bouchardon. © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Mathieu Rabeau.

Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules, (Date Unknown), Edme Bouchardon.

Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules (Date Unknown), Edme Bouchardon. © RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) Thierry Le Mage

Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules by Edme Bouchardon. © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre), Hervé Lewandowski

Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules by Edme Bouchardon. © RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre), Hervé Lewandowski

 

 

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