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ID: 500014899
 
Record Type: Person
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques (French sculptor, 1725-1792)

Note: He was famous for creating a series of portrait busts of contemporaries like Madame du Barry and famous dramatists of the past. His habit of making casts from his marble sculptures and giving them to institutions such as the Comedie Francaise was fortuitous because many of his marbles were lost in a fire in 1761. Belonging to the third generation of a family of sculptors and bronzeworkers who had come from Italy in the previous century, he was the younger brother of bronzeworker Philippe. Jean-Jacques won the Prix de Rome in 1748. Back in Paris, he became sculptor to Louis XV and provided ornamental designs for metalwork, notably for the staircase at the Palais-Royal, a famous Parisian royal residence. Contemporaries praised his absolute fidelity to the model's features his ability in making these features come alive.

Names:
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jean-Jacques Caffieri (V,display)
Caffieri, Jean Jacques (V)
Caffiéri, Jean-Jacques (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Parisian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
portraitist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Jacques Caffieri  
..............  (French sculptor, 1678-1755) [500055244]
cousin of ....  Caffieri, Charles-Marie  
................  (French sculptor and engineer, 1736-after 1779) [500107924]
grandchild of ....  Caffieri, Philippe, I  
........................  (French sculptor, wood carver, and bronze founder, 1634-1716) [500122338]
member of ....  Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture  
................  (French fine arts academy, 1648-1793) [500115631]
member of ....  Caffieri family  
................  (French sculptors, active 17th-18th centuries) [500122412]
sibling of ....  Caffieri, Philippe, II  
..................  (French bronze-caster, collector, and designer, 1714-1774) [500009433]
student of ....  Lemoyne, Jean-Baptiste, the younger  
..................  (French sculptor, 1704-1778) [500015004]
teacher of ....  Foucou, Jean-Joseph  
..................  (French sculptor, 1739-1815) [500089116]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Caffieri, Jean-Jacques (I)

Biographies:
(French sculptor, 1725-1792) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French artist, 1725-1792) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(French artist, 1725-1792) ..... [WCP]
(French, Paris 1725-1792) ..... [JPGM]
(French sculptor, 1725-1792) ..... [GRLPSC]
(French sculptor, 1725-1792) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Caffieri, Jean Jacques ........ [BHA Preferred, VP]
.............................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Caffiéri, Jean-Jacques ........ [VP]
...............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques ........ [GRLPSC Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...............................................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
...............................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
...............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
...............................................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] NAFR907812
...............................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
...............................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
...............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Jean-Jacques Caffieri ........ [VP]
.............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRLPSC, JPGM, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] NAFR907812
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) accessed 1 February 2007
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