David d'Angers (1788-1856): Making the Modern Monument - Frick Collection
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Description: Lauded by Victor Hugo as the Michelangelo of Paris, French sculptor David d'Angers (1788-1856) produced many of the most iconic portraits and ambitious public monuments of the Romantic era. This exhibition assembles some thirty-five masterpieces by David on paper; in wax, terracotta, bronze, and plaster; as well as rare nineteenth-century reproductions of his work in photographs and engravings. Drawn from North American public and private collections, many of these objects have never been exhibited before.