Lemoyne, Jean Baptiste

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Jean Baptiste Lemoyne (zhäN bäptēst´ ləmwän´), 1704–78, French sculptor. Much of his work, including three equestrian statues of Louis XV, was destroyed in the French Revolution. His picturesque portrait busts of Voltaire, Fontenelle, and Mme de Pompadour are considered his best work. He was the teacher of Houdon, Pigalle, Falconet, and Pajou.