Auguste-Hyacinthe Debay

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Victorious Christ, pediment of the Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church in Paris

Auguste-Hyacinthe Debay (French pronunciation: ​[oɡyst jasɛ̃t dəbɛ]; Nantes 1804–1865 Paris) was a French painter and sculptor. He was the son of the eminent sculptor Jean Baptiste Joseph Debay, though really a sculptor, began life as an historical painter. In 1817, when only thirteen years of age, sent his first portraits to the Salon. After studying under Gros, he obtained the 'Prix de Rome' in 1823. Soon after this he gave up painting for sculpture, which he studied under his father, and in which he was very successful. Some of his historical paintings are at Versailles.

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This article incorporates text from the article "DEBAY, Auguste Hyacinthe" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.