Glossary beginning with J

Named artists whose work features on this site.

Jean Goujonsearch for term

Jean Goujon (1510-1568) was French Renaissance sculptor in the Mannerist style. His works include deposition of Christ from the cross which was originally in the church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, the fontaine des Innocents, and Caryatids (1550–1551) at the Louvre in Paris. He became sculpture to the king in 1547. Goujon was a Huguenot and during the war of religion left France in 1562. He died in Bologna in about 1568.

Jehan Soulassearch for term

Jehan Soulas was a French sculptor working between 1503-1542. His first work appears to have been the lost works at Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris. Between 1519 to 1535 he was commissioned to work on a number of scenes for the choir screen at Chartres Cathedral. These works are early transitional works of the French Renaissance sculpture, and include the early life of the Virgin Mary, the annunciation, visitation, nativity, and epiphany.

John Bacon Jrsearch for term

John Bacon Jr (1777-1859) was an English sculptor. Before going to the Royal Academy Schools, at the age of 12, he was trained by his father John Bacon (RA), and was exhibiting at the RA himself by his late teens. Most of his work can be found in churches and cathedrals, where he specialized on sculptures consisting of classical figures of grieving women and angels. His major work is that of George III in St James Square London.