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Cousin, René (1675-1694)

Cousin, René

Address unknown; carver and gilder (fl.1675-94)

In England by 1675.

Antonio Verrio's chief gilder at Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, and Windsor. Also worked at Petworth House, Sussex. The 1st Duke of Montagu paid Cousin, acting as executor of Mr Baptiste Monnoyer, £7 10s for three frames in 1699, a further £8 for two frames in 1700 and a further £25 for pictures and frames.

Sources: DEFM; Murdoch, ‘Jean, René and Thomas Pelletier, A Huguenot Family of Carvers and Gilders in England 1682-1726’, Burlington Magazine (November 1997).

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.