Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine

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Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine, Portrait of French archaeologist Alexandre Lenoir, 19th century. Musée national des Monuments Français, Paris, France

Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine (1777, Paris - 1 December 1860, Paris) was a French painter. After a long illness he re-established himself as a bronze sculptor.

Life[edit]

The son of Jean-Baptiste-Maximilien Delafontaine and Marie-Louise de La Brière, he studied under David. He exhibited at the Paris Salons 1798 and 1799. According to the Salon catalogues, he lived at 123 rue Saint-Honoré, in the Hôtel d'Aligre. On 23 June 1800 he married Émilie-Claude Herbillon from the Pont-sur-Seine.

Works[edit]

  • Paris, Hôtel de la Monnaie, Portrait of the engraver Bertrand Andrieu.
  • Paris, Musée du Louvre, Portrait of Alexandre Lenoir, curator of the Musée des Monuments français (1761–1839), before the tomb of Francis I of France at the museum [1].
  • Versailles, Musée national du château de Versailles et de Trianon, Portrait of Marie-François-Xavier Bichat, doctor and anatomist (1771–1802) near the antique bust of the chirurgien anatomiste De Sault [2]