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ID: 500031564
 
Record Type: Person
Coustou, Nicolas (French sculptor, 1658-1733)

Note: A member of the Coustou family of sculptors, Nicolas was trained in the French Academic tradition and won the first prize in sculpture in 1682, awarding him study in Rome from 1683-1686. He returned to Paris and took over Giradon's studio. He worked extensively at Versailles, Marly, and the Dômes des Invalides as well as on many other projects for Louis XIV.

Names:
Coustou, Nicolas (preferred,V,index)
Nicolas Coustou (V,display)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Parisian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Lyon (Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Lyon (Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France) (inhabited place)
active:   Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child by marriage (in-law) of ....  Houasse, René-Antoine  
..................................................  (French painter, ca. 1645-1710) [500115105]
child of ....  Coustou, François  
..............  (French woodcarver, 1657-1690) [500122407]
collaborated with ....  Joly, Jean  
................................  (French sculptor, 1654-1740) [500122484]
member of ....  Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture  
................  (French fine arts academy, 1648-1793) [500115631]
member of ....  Coustou family  
................  (French sculptors, active 17th-18th centuries) [500122405]
nephew of ....  Coysevox, Antoine  
................  (French sculptor, 1640-1720) [500115422]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Francin, François-Alexis  
......................................................  (French sculptor, active ca. 1693) [500122410]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Hulot, Guillaume  
......................................................  (French sculptor, active 1685-1722) [500081807]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Legros, Pierre, II  
......................................................  (French sculptor and architect, 1666-1719) [500012050]
sibling of ....  Coustou, Guillaume, I  
..................  (French sculptor, 1677-1746) [500115402]
successor of ....  Girardon, François  1700
......................  (French sculptor, 1628-1715) [500115324]
teacher of ....  Bousseau, Jacques  
..................  (French sculptor, 1681-1740) [500102613]
teacher of ....  Lamoureux, Abraham-César  
..................  (French sculptor, ca. 1640-1692, active in Sweden and Denmark) [500087971]
teacher of ....  Thierry, Jean  
..................  (French sculptor, 1669-1739) [500054878]
uncle of ....  Coustou, Guillaume, II  
..............  (French sculptor, 1716-1777) [500080113]
uncle of ....  Francin, Claude-Clair  
..............  (French sculptor, 1702-1773) [500122409]
uncle of ....  Francin, Guillaume  
..............  (French sculptor, 1741-1830) [500075015]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Coustou, Nicolas (I)

Biographies:
(French sculptor, 1658-1733) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French artist, 1658-1733) ..... [PROV]
(French artist, 1658-1733) ..... [WCP]
(French sculptor, 1658-1733) ..... [GRLPSC]
(French sculptor, 1658-1733) ..... [BHA]
(French sculptor, 1658-1733) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(French artist, 1658-1733) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Coustou, Nicolas ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
..................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
..................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Nicolas Coustou ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Dizionario biografico degli Italiani (1960)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Lami, Sculpteurs sous le régne de Louis XIV (1970) 109-120
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Souchal, French Sculptors (1977) 152-176
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Lami, Sculpteurs sous le régne de Louis XIV (1970) 109-120
.......... Souchal, French Sculptors (1977) 152-176
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