Jean-Baptiste (Auguste) Clésinger was a sculptor and painter. He studied under his father, the sculptor Georges-Philippe Clésinger.
He made his debut at the Salon in 1843 with a bust of vicomte Jules de Valdahon. Other works include portrait busts of Théophile Gautier and Arsène Houssaye. He also received public commissions, including a statue of Louise de Savoie for the Jardin du Luxembourg.
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