Falconet, Etienne Maurice
Falconet, Etienne Maurice an eminent French sculptor, was born at Paris in 1716, and studied in the school of Lemoine. In 1754 he was admitted to the Royal Academy, and was afterwards appointed professor and rector. Among his most important works in sculpture are Christ's Agony, The Annunciation, and Moses and David, in the Church of St. Roch, at Paris, also St. Ambrose, in the Church of the Invalides. He died in: 1791. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.