COYSEVOX, Antoine
(b. 1640, Lyon, d. 1720, Paris)

Tomb of Colbert

1685-87
Marble
Saint-Eustache, Paris

In the tomb of Colbert, the allegorical figures relate successfully to the kneeling effigy of Colbert. By articulating the figures broadly and placing Colbert on a distinct level the sculptor achieved solemnity.