Michel Mosnier

male / French
sculptor, copyist
made copies after antique sculptures
Paris 1686-12-24
Family relationships
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son of Jean Mosnier (born 1600), brother of Jacques, Pierre and Jean Mosnier
Biographical information
Active in
  • Parijs
  • Rome 1672 - 1682
    was one of the first, together with his brother Pierre to receive a stipend of the Academie de France in Rome. He made copies after antique sculptures to decorate the gardens in Versailles (Saur 2016). He travelled back from Rome to Paris together with Abraham Genoels II, Petrus Laviron and possibly Jean Cavalier, following the route below (Houbraken 1721, R. van Leeuwen, June 2021).
  • Florence
  • Siena
  • Pisa
  • Livorno
  • Genua
  • Nice
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • La Ciotat
  • Marseille
    from Marseille on mules to Avignon (Houbraken 1721)
  • Avignon
  • Lyon
    from Lyon on horseback to 'Forraren' (Houbraken 1721)
  • Clermont-Ferrand
    probably, if 'Forraren' mentioned by Houbraken can be identified with Clermond-Ferrand (R. van Leeuwen, June 2021)
  • Orléans (Loiret)
  • Parijs 1682 - 1686
  • Versailles 1682
Teacher at academy/university
École des Beaux-Arts (Parijs)
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Creation date: 2021-06-09; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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