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Summary Article: Duquesnoy, François
from Chambers Biographical Dictionary


Flemish sculptor

He was born in Brussels. In 1618 he settled in Rome, where he worked under Bernini on the famous baldacchino of St Peter"s. His most important works are considered to be St Andrew (1629-40, St Peter"s) and St Susanna (1629-33, Santa Maria di Loreto, Rome). He also produced many small bronzes, which helped to spread his reputation and make him one of the most famous non-Italian sculptors of his day. His comparatively restrained style, influenced by the Classicism of his friend Nicolas Poussin, tempered some of the Baroque excesses of the time.

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