Anguier, François (fräNswäˈ äNgyāˈ) [key], 1604–69, French sculptor. He is noted for the monuments of the Longuevilles and of Jacques Souvré (Louvre). His most ambitious work is probably the mausoleum of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, in Moulins. His brother Michel Anguier, 1614–86, collaborated in this project. The works of both brothers reflect the classical baroque influence of Algardi, with whom they studied in Rome. In Paris, Michel executed the marble group The Nativity, now in the Church of Saint-Roch. He also made decorations for the apartments of Anne of Austria in the Louvre and worked on reliefs for the triumphal arch at Porte Saint-Denis. A third brother, Guillaume Anguier, 1628–1708, a painter, was director of the Gobelin tapestry factory.
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