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date: 24 October 2019

Bertrand, Philippelocked

(b Paris, bapt Nov 11, 1663; d Paris, Jan 30, 1724).
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(b Paris, bapt Nov 11, 1663; d Paris, Jan 30, 1724).

French sculptor. He was the son of the sculptor David Bertrand (d 1697), who is best known for a series of elaborate plaster overmantels, probably dating from the 1690s, of which two survive at the château of Dampierre, Seine-et-Oise. In 1694 Philippe Bertrand supplied four circular stone allegorical medallions for the Arc de Triomphe in the Place du Peyrou in Montpellier (in situ). The Baroque elaboration of their composition and drapery is also apparent, in more refined form, in the small bronze group of the Rape of Helen (e.g. Fontainebleau, Château) with which Bertrand was admitted to the Académie Royale in 1701. From 1705 he worked principally for the Bâtiments du Roi. His work under the direction of Jules Hardouin Mansart included a plaster statue of St Satyrus, one of 11 statues by various hands planned for the four circular chapels at the Invalides (c....

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