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

Bust of Antoine Coypel

Marble, height 54 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Coysevox was a great portraitist. His bust of Antoine Coypel is subtle still and presumably based on study from the life. There is inherent authority in the features - in the eyebrows alone - but also sensitive, unflattering record of the creased and thickening throat exposed by the unbuttoned shirt.