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He was born in Paris, son of a sculptor of the same name who had worked on decorating the Versailles. In 1690, Legros went to Rome, and five years later he was commissioned by Andrea Pozzo to create sculptures for the tomb of St Ignatius of Loyola in Gesù. He continued to decorate churches, many of them belonging to the Society of Jesus. In 1704 he married Marie Charlotte, daughter of René-Antoine Houasse, director of French Academy in Rome. Through this marriage he was brother-in-law of Nicolas Coustou. He was buried at San Luigi dei Francesi.
Works in Roman churchesEdit
|Sant'Andrea al Quirinale||Statue of St Stanislaus Kostka|
Urn of St Stanislaus Kostka
|Sant'Apollinare alle Terme||Statue of St Francis Xavier||1702|
|Gesù||Statues on tomb of St Ignatius of Loyola||1695|
|San Giacomo degli Incurabili||Statues of Sts Bartolomew and Thomas|
|San Giovanni in Laterano||Statue of St Bartholomew||1712|
|San Girolamo della Carità||Statue of St Philip Neri|
|Sant'Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio||Altar|
|San Pietro in Vaticano||Statue of St Dominic de Guzman|