Claude Ramey

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Napoleon I in coronation robes (1813), Paris, Louvre Museum.

Claude Ramey (29 October 1754 – 4 June 1838) was a French sculptor.


Ramey was born in Dijon and received his art training in the École de Dessin in that city under François Devosge. He then went to Paris and studied Sculpture with Étienne-Pierre-Adrien Gois. In 1782, he won the Prix de Rome and was subsequently a pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome from 1782 to 1786.[1]

Between 1806 and 1810 he was engaged on the bas reliefs on the Vendôme Column in Paris. In 1817, he was elected to the Academie des Beaux Arts; amongst his students was Jean-Pierre Cortot. In 1828, he produced a monumental statue of Cardinal Richelieu which was installed at Richelieu, Indre-et-Loire.[2]

Ramey died in Paris in June 1838. He was the father of Étienne-Jules Ramey (1796–1852), also a sculptor.



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