French neoclassical sculptor Bosio (19 March 1768 - 29 July 1845), born in Monaco, from a Corsican family, studied in the studio of Augustin Pajou (1738-1809) in Paris, however, he was told never to come back after he was overheard criticizing his master's latest works in front of admiring visitors. Bosio headed for Italy where he spent fifteen years. He met Lorenzo Bartolini, the leading sculptor of the day, and many other celebrities. The archaeologist who accompanied Napoleon to Egypt and later became his director of museums, Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon called Bosio one of the most subtle and astonishing of sculptors. Back in Paris in 1808, Bosio worked on the Vendôme Column and di
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