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

Funeral Monument of Mazarin

1692
Marble and bronze
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Contrary to the Italian examples, in this monument the main figure was made from marble and the lower sitting figures (the virtues: Prudence, Peace and Fidelity) are bronzes. (Peace is attributed to Jean-Baptiste Tuby, 1635-1700). The monument is an example of a sumptuous classical tomb executed with the help of contemporary sculptors.

Formerly the monument was in the chapel of the College des Quattre-Nations, founded by Mazarin (opposite the Louvre, on the left bank of the Seine, today the Institute of France).




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