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French medallist born in Mortagne(Orne). Pupil of Jouffroy & Oudiné. Second Grand Prix de Rome in 1860. Won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome de gravure en médailles in 1863. Lived ar the Villa Medicis from 1864 to 1868. His works comprises as much cast than struck medals. He engraved the commemorative medal for the 1867 Exposition Universelle. First Class medal at the 1878 Exposition Universelle. Elected at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1881 replcing Gatteaux. Ended his carreer as Artistic Director at the Sèvres Manufacture. An exhibition of the Master’s works was held soon after his death in Paris and at the Intl Medallic Exhibition in New York in March 1910.

Jules-Clément CHAPLAIN (1839-1909).