Deseine was born in Paris on July 20, 1749. He was a student of many master sculptors: Augustin Pajou, Edme Dumont, Guillaume II Coustou and Louis-Philippe Mouchy. Deseine left for the Académie de France à Rome in 1781. There he did the customary copies of Antique sculpture and the Deseine expert Lapparent informs us that he filled up a sketchbook, which is now in the Louvre, full of scenes from everyday life. Then on 25 June 1785 Deseine was agréé (the first step in the Academy's hierarchy, which corresponds to our "Associate"). His marble reception piece, Mucius Scaevola (Louvre) won him the title of full academician. Deseine executed a Hebe and a Bacchus for the dining
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