Antoine Coysevox

(1640 - 1720)
Native of Lyon and son of a joiner, Antoine Coysevox bacame the leading sculptor during the reign of Louis XIV and first sculptor to the king in 1666. Having moved to Paris in 1657 to start his training with the Academy, he was accepted in 1679 and later rose to the position of Director.

He worked almost exclusively for the king producing portrait...
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