Charles Dupaty

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Self portrait (1808)
Equestrian statue of Louis XIII of France, begun by Dupaty, completed by Jean-Pierre Cortot, place des Vosges in Paris

Louis-Marie-Charles-Henri Mercier Dupaty (Bordeaux 1771 — Paris 1825) was a French sculptor.

The eldest son of the magistrate Jean-Baptiste Mercier Dupaty and brother of the writer and académicien Emmanuel Mercier Dupaty, he was destined for the magistrature but preferred the arts. He studied in the atelier of François-Frédéric Lemot and obtained a Premier Grand Prix in sculpture, 1799, with his Pericles visiting Anaxagoras. On his return from the French Academy in Rome he was named to the Institut de France, in 1816, then appointed a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts.

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