1681 – 1740
Born in Chavagnes-en-Paillers, France in 1681. Student of Nicolas Costou and won the Prix de Rome in 1705. Died Valsain, Spain in 1740.
Soldier bending a Bow
Playhouse, Town Centre
Purchased by the Trust in 1963 it was housed in the former Sports Centre but has been relocated to the Playhouse. Several larger versions of the work exist, one in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the smaller size as in our collection in the Louvre. Although attributed to Bousseau, it is signed by an earlier seventeenth century sculptor, P.Puget. This may be a nineteenth century copy after Bousseau.