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Johann Heinrich von Dannecker

Dannecker, Johann Heinrich von (yōˈhän hĪnˈrĭkh fən dänˈĕkər) [key], 1758–1841, German sculptor. He studied with Pajou in Paris and with Canova in Rome. His art shows a revival of classical influence, as well as moderate naturalism. Among his statues are Sappho, Psyche, and Ariadne on a Panther. He made busts of many noted contemporaries, including Metternich and Schiller.

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