Félix Lecomte

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Statue of Alembert, completed in 1789 by Lecomte, now in the Louvre

Félix Lecomte (1737, Paris – 1817, Paris) was a French sculptor in the second half of the Eighteenth Century.

In 1758 he won the Prix de Rome scholarship in sculpture and attended class in Rome from 1761 to 1768. When he returned to Paris, he was accepted by the Academy thanks especially to his group sculpture in marble Œdipe et Phorbas (Oedipus and Phorbas). He was elected to the French Academy in 1771.

References[edit]

  • Schwartz, Emmanuel (2003) Les Sculptures de l'École des Beaux-Arts de Paris: Histoire, doctrines, catalogue École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, ISBN 2-84056-135-2
  • Langmuir, Erika and Lynton, Norbert (2000) "Lecomte, Felix (1737-1817)" The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, ISBN 0-300-06458-6