Sculpture. Movement. Baroque or Style Louis XIV. François Girardon (17 March 1628  – 1 September 1715) was a French sculptor of the Louis XIV style or French Baroque, best known for his statues and busts of Louis XIV and for his statuary in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles .
François Girardon, (born March 10, 1628, Troyes, France—died Sept. 1, 1715, Paris), the most representative sculptor employed on the great sculptural project of decorating Versailles during the period of Louis XIV.
Along with Coysevox, he was one of the greatest sculptors at Versailles, both in quantity and quality, and created some of the most beautiful groups in French sculpture in the 17th century. Full name. François Girardon. Title. First Sculptor to the King. Life at Court.
In François Girardon …his most famous work, the Apollo Tended by the Nymphs , for the Grotto of Thetis at Versailles. The inspiration for this pictorial sculptural work (later moved and its grouping altered) seems to derive partly from Hellenistic sculpture (particularly the Apollo Belvedere ) and partly from Nicolas Poussin’s paintings.
François Girardon. The work of the French sculptor François Girardon (1628-1715) reflected the French taste for a restrained, classical version of the dominant baroque style. François Girardon was born at Troyes on March 17, 1628. He studied in Rome for an undetermined period of time between 1645 and 1650.
François Girardon. (1628–1715). French sculptor François Girardon was a major Baroque sculptor with Classical tendencies. Among his most noted works are his decorations for the Palace of Versailles during the reign of King Louis XIV. Girardon was baptized on March 17, 1628, in Troyes, France.
Artist: François Girardon (French, Troyes 1628–1715 Paris) Date: late 17th century. Culture: French, Paris. Medium: Bronze, on marble base. Dimensions: wt confirmed: 35 1/8 in., 135 lb. (89.2 cm, 61.2 kg) Classification: Sculpture-Bronze. Credit Line: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941. Accession Number: 41.100.243.