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Part of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Augustin Pajou (French, Paris 1730–1809 Paris)
Date: 1789Accession Number: 56.105
Guillaume Coustou the Elder (French, Lyons 1677–1746 Paris)
Date: ca. 1727Accession Number: 66.210a, b
François Girardon (French, Troyes 1628–1715 Paris)
Date: 1672–75Accession Number: 39.62
Jean-Baptiste Stouf (Belgian (active France), 1742–1826)
Date: 1804–8Accession Number: 69.77
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger (French, Paris 1704–1778 Paris)
Date: 1768Accession Number: 49.7.73
Date: ca. 1691–94Accession Number: 35.40.5
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This arcaded gallery is installed to reflect the custom of lining European palace corridors with portrait busts of rulers and distinguished citizens. Some of the great artists of the period, from Guillaume Coustou to Augustin Pajou, are represented by work that demonstrates the stylistic shift from the Baroque to the Rococo. Alongside the busts are several large-scale sculptures and tapestries.
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