Philippe de Buyster

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Le Poème satyrique, Versailles

Philippe de Buyster (1595 – 1688), was a Flemish-French sculptor.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Antwerp and became a pupil of Gillis van Papenhoven.[1] He moved to Paris in 1620, where in 1632 he became 'Sculpteur ordinaire du Roi' and lived to a great age.[1] He worked on numerous funeral monuments and decorations for the Royal court, often collaborating with Jacques Sarazin. His widow remarried the painter Pieter Rijsbraeck. Their son John Michael Rysbrack later became a sculptor while another son Pieter Andreas Rysbrack became a painter.[1]

He is known for mythological subjects.[1]

He died in Paris.

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