François Dumont (sculptor)
Born in Paris as the son of the sculptor Pierre Dumont , he too took up his father's craftsmanship. While it is unclear about his exact date of birth, a certain date is his admission to the Académie Royale on September 24, 1712 . As an approval work, he made the small-format statuette Titan foudroyé, which is now in the Louvre, (German: Titan shattered by lightning ; B: 0.65 m; L: 0.70 m; D: 0.58 m).
His four statues for the church of St-Sulpice de Paris are also well known : Saints Peter , Paul , John and Joseph , which he completed a year before his death in 1726. In his studio he employed both his father Jacob-Sigisbert Adam and his later better-known son Lambert-Sigisbert Adam , whose training he also controlled - albeit more through his father.
- Titan foudroyé (1712), statuette , marble , Paris, Louvre
- Petrus , Paulus (1725), statues, stone, Paris, St-Sulpice de Paris, facade of the north transept , rue Saint-Sulpice
- Johannes , Joseph (1725), statues, stone, Paris, Saint-Sulpice, facade of the south transept, rue Palatine
- Geneviève Bresc-Bautier, Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre (sous la direction de Jean-René Gaborit, avec la collaboration de Jean-Charles Agboton, Hélène Grollemund, Michèle Lafabrie, Béatrice Tupinier-Barillon): Musée du Louvre. département des sculptures du Moyen Âge, de la Renaissance et des temps moderne. Sculpture française II. Renaissance et temps modern . Volume 1 Adam - Gois . Éditions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris 1998.
- Pierre Kjellberg: Le Nouveau guide des statues de Paris . La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris 1988.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French baroque sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1688|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris , France|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 14, 1726|
|Place of death||Lille , France|