Dantan, Jean Pierre

BORN 25 Dec 1800, Paris - DIED 6 Sep 1869, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, ligne 01, AD, 16)

Jean Pierre Dantan was a pupil of his father, a wood carver. He attended the École des beaux-arts de Paris from 1823 and was taught by François-Joseph Bosio. In 1826 he started to create caricature busts. During the 1820s he had frequented the salon of Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri and in 1831 he sculpted a caricature of him. This attracted his attention and started a career in which he would creat hundreds of busts of politicians, painters and authors.

He loved to play dominoes and the club of dominotiers that he founded at his studio in 1838 ran for 27 years.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Dantan, Antoine Laurent
• executed grave monument for Travot, Jean Pierre


The grave of Antoine Laurant Dantan and Jean Pierre Dantan at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


• Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Jean-Pierre Dantan - Wikipédia

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Published: 06 Oct 2019
Last update: 05 Apr 2022