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COUSTOU, Guillaume I (1677 - 1746), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COUSTOU, Guillaume I (1677 - 1746), Sculptor

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 25 April 1677, in Lyons; died 20 February 1746, in Paris.


Guillaume Coustou was the son of François and Claudine Coysevox and was born in Lyons on 25 April 1677. There are two baptism records pertaining to this artist. The first one tells us that: 'the said day (1 May 1677) I baptised the son, born on 25 April last, of

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