Pierre Julien

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Pierre Julien (1731-1804)
After his studies in the workshop of the renowned sculptor Guillaume II Coustou, Julien was awarded the First Prize for Sculpture in 1765. This was to be the start of a brilliant career, distinguished by pieces such as the Dying Gladiator that won the sculptor admission to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1779. In 1785, Julien created a decor for Marie Antoinette’s Dairy at Rambouillet Castle, which may be considered his masterpiece.