Levillain, Ferdinand (French, 1837-1905)

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Ferdinand Levillain was a sculptor who worked in the last third of the 19th Century, known particularly for his work in metal, especially bronze. He became best known for his association, from 1871, with the master bronzier of the French Belle EpoqueFerdinand Barbedienne. He worked mainly in the Neo-Grec style, a form of Neoclassicism, and made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1861, before exhibiting at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris.