PRADIER, JAMES (1792-1862), French sculptor, was born at Geneva. He was a member of the French Academy, and a popular sculptor of the pre-Romantic period, representing in France the drawing-room classicism which Canova illustrated at Rome. His chief works are the Niobe group (1822), " Atalanta" (1850), "Psyche" (1824), "Sappho" (1852) (all ia the Louvre), "Prometheus" (Tuileries Gardens), a bas-reliet on the triumphal arch of the Carrousel, the figures of " Fame " on the Arc de 1'Etoile, and a statue of J. J. Rousseau for Geneva. Besides these mention should be made of his "'Three Graces " (1821).
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