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Augustin-Alexandre Dumont

Auguste Dumont, in 1829, by Auguste-Hyacinthe Debay

Augustin-Alexandre Dumont (Paris 4 August 1801 – 28 January 1884, Paris) was a French sculptor.

He was one of a long line of famous sculptors, the great-grandson of Pierre Dumont, son of Jacques-Edme Dumont and brother to Jeanne Louise Dumont Farrenc. In 1818, he started studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris; he was a pupil of Pierre Cartellier. In 1823, he was awarded the Prix de Rome for his sculptures, and went to study at the French Academy in Rome.

Statue de la colonne Vendôme

In 1830, he returned to France. In 1853 he became a teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts. A disease kept him from working after 1875.

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References

The Genius of Liberty (1833) topping the July Column in Paris
  • Simone Hoog, (preface by Jean-Pierre Babelon, in collaboration with Roland Brossard), Musée national de Versailles. Les sculptures. I- Le musée, Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, 1993
  • Pierre Kjellberg, Le Nouveau guide des statues de Paris, La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris, 1988
  • Emmanuel Schwartz, Les Sculptures de l'École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Histoire, doctrines, catalogue, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2003, p. 146


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