Flemish sculptor, trained as a
sculptor in Antwerp and Brussels. Later, around 1655, he travelled
to Italy, where he worked in a number of cities. There Van Bossuit
studied Classical art and the work of his Italian contemporaries. In
Florence he worked with Balthazar Permoser at the Academy, in Rome
he made numerous copies of antique statues and contacted the
Bentvueghels group of Netherlandish artists.
Around 1685 he returned to the Low
Countries and settled in Amsterdam. Van Bossuit made numerous small
reliefs. Prints after his designs were often used by artists in the
eighteenth century as models. He achiecved great fame in Amsterdam
for his ivory reliefs. Engravings of his work were published in the
'Cabinet de l'art de sculpture par le fameux sculpteur Francis van
Bossuit' in Amsterdam in 1727 by Mattys Pool.
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
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