Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne

(1704 - 1778)

Biography

The sculptor, Lemoyne was among the greatest French portraitists. He was the pupil of his father, Jean-Louis Lemoyne. Lemoyne’s more important works have mostly been destroyed or have disappeared, some during the French Revolution. He created an important series of portrait busts and among them those of women are perhaps the best. These include one of Madame de Pompadour. He is also the only artist to have sculpted Prince Charles Edward Stuart.