Guillaume Coustou The Elder

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Date of Birth November 29, 1677
Place of Birth France
Date of Death Feb 22, 1746 (68)
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Guillaume Coustou the Elder was a French sculptor and academician. Coustou was the younger brother of French sculptor Nicolas Coustou and the pupil of his mother's brother, Antoine Coysevox. Like his brother, he was employed by Louis XIV and Louis XV.

About Guillaume Coustou The Elder

French sculptor and academic who made marble busts, such as Daphne chased by Apollo and Hercule sur le bûcher.

Before Fame

He won the Colbert prize and received a 4 year scholarship to the French Academy in Rome, but soon left.


He is best known for the famous statue the "Horse Tamers".

Family Life

His brother was French sculptor Nicolas Coustou.


He and Max Beckmann both had work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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