Pierre Coustain (1420-1502)
Aliases: Perrenot Costain; Pierre Costain; Perrenot Cousstens; Pierre Cousstens; Perrenot Coustain; Perrenot Cousteyn; Pierre Cousteyn
Professions: Painter; Glass painter
Pierre Coustain Biography
(b ?Burgundy, c. 1420; d Bruges, before 1502). Franco-Flemish painter and designer. He is first documented painting stained glass in Philip the Goods Burgundian castle of Argilly in 1448 and 1452. He was appointed a painter to the Duke in January 1454, just before he worked with Colard le Voleur, Master of the Entertainments at Hesdin, on fountains and other machines for the Banquet of the Pheasant in Lille. During the next years, Coustain was responsible for painting the banners and heralds tabards for several court festivities and funerals. He coloured statues of St Philip and St Elizabeth on the ducal palace in Brussels in 1462 and painted a Crucifixion and a Virgin and Child on the panels placed at the head and foot of the Dukes catafalque in 1467.Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
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