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Carpeaux, Jean Baptiste (1827-1875), a French sculptor, born at Valenciennes. In 1853 he exhibited at the Salon a bas-relief, representing The Reception of Abd-el-Kader by Napoleon III. at St. Cloud, and the next year he obtained the "Grand Prix de Rome." After his return to France he exhibited, in 1859, A Young Neapolitan Fisher (in bronze) listening to the sound of the sea in a shell. Among his other works, Ugolino and his Children, and A Young Girl with a Shell, are the most notable. He also composed a group for the facade of the Opera House, and executed a fountain for the Luxembourg Gardens, and gave lessons in sculpture to the Prince Imperial.