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

Fame

1702
Marble
Tuileries Garden, Paris

Under Louis XIV sculpture was serving a decorative function, chiefly in the royal parks and gardens. In Marly Coysevox executed his equestrian Fame and Mercury which were to be replaced there by his nephew Guillaume I Coustou's famous Horses. Coysevox's statues were transferred to Paris.




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