medallion depicting Antoine Arnauld
by Alexis Joseph Depaulis, part of a series of commemorative medals called Gallery of Great Frenchmen
Alexis Joseph Depaulis (August 30, 1792–September 15, 1867) was a French sculptor and medallist.
Depaulis was born in Paris, and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts under Bertrand Andrieu for medal making and Pierre Cartellier for sculpture. He frequently exhibited works at the school's salon from 1815 to 1855. A collection of his casts, medals and seals are preserved at the school, as well as in the Louvre. He typically signed his medals Depaulis F. Depaulis was appointed a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor in 1834. He died in Paris on September 15, 1867.
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