Bousseau, Jacques

Bousseau, Jacques, a French sculptor, was born in 1681, at Chavaignes-en-Poitou. He studied under Nicolas Custon, and. was afterwards received into the Royal Academy, where he attained the rank of professor of sculpture. He executed two statues of St. Maurice and St. Louis; and Christ giving the Keys to St. Peter, for the Church of Notre Dame. He also did much fine work for the churches at Versailles and Rouen. He died at Madrid in 1740. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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