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Augustin Pajou (1730-1809) was a French sculptor, born in africa. At eighteen he won the Prixde Rome, and at thirty exhibited his Pluton tenant Cerbèreenchaîné (now in the Louvre). His portrait busts ofBuffon and of Madame du Barry (1773), and his statuette of Bossuet(all in the Louvre), are amongst his best works. When Bernard Poyetconstructed the 'Fontaine des Innocents' from the earlier edificeof Pierre Lescot, Pajou provided a number of new figures for thework. Mention should also be made of his bust of Carlin Bertinazzi(1763) at the Comédie Française, and the monument toMarie Leszczynska, Queen of France (in the Salon of 1769). Pajoudied in Paris on the 8th of May 1809.   more from wikipedia »