1832. Colored clay. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note.
Dupin, André Marie Jean Jacques (1783-1865), the French jurist and politician, was born at Varzy, Nièvre. He studied law in Paris, becoming Doctor of Law in 1803. During the Napoleonic period his study of theological and canon law was interrupted, but from 1813 onwards he was a member of the commission charged with classifying the laws of the Empire. In the post-Napoleonic period, Dupin was leader of the liberal opposition and president of the Legislative Assembly. He was also a lawyer and an extremely prolific legal writer