Anguier, Michel

Anguier, Michel, a celebrated French sculptor, and brother of Franaois, was born at Eu, Normandy, in 1612. He visited Rome in 1641, where he became the pupil of Algardi. He executed works for the sculptor of St. Peter's and for the palaces of several cardinals. In 1651 he returned to Paris and assisted his brother in his works for the mausoleum of the duke of Montmorency. his greatest work. Michel made for queen Anne of Austria the principal sculptures in the Church of Val de Grace, of which the Nativity, in marble over the altar, is considered his masterpiece; also the sculptures of the great altar of St. Denis de la-Chartre. This artist was professor of the Academy of Arts in Paris, and wrote fourteen discourses on sculpture. He died at Paris in 1686.

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