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.
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".
His brother was French sculptor Nicolas Coustou.
He and Max Beckmann both had work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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