Claude André Deseine

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Claude-André Deseine (1740 – 30 December 1823) was a French sculptor and the elder brother of Louis-Pierre Deseine.

Deseine was deaf, and his Republican sensibilities and the exaggerated character of his portrait studies encouraged Michael Levey to see him as a contrast to his brother Louis-Pierre. Deseine was often at the Jacobin Club, where he obtained a prize for his 1791 bust of Mirabeau, and sold numbers of busts of other deputies.

On the night of 17 February 1793, Deseine was recruited by Danton and brought to Sainte-Catherine cemetery to excavate the body of Antoinette Gabrielle Danton, his recently deceased wife, and execute a death mask of a commemorative bust.