Lemoyne Ii Jean Baptiste

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Lemoyne, Jean-Baptiste II (b. 1704, Paris, d. 1778, Paris). Outstanding member of a family of French sculptors. Both his father, Jean-Louis (1665-1755), and his uncle, Jean-Baptiste I (1679-1731), were portrait sculptors. He became official sculptor of Louis XV. He did much large-scale work at Versailles and elsewhere, but is renowned particularly for the vivacity of his portraits. Among his pupils were Falconet, Houdon, and Pigalle.