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|Title||Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Jean-Jacques Rousseau|
|Description||Seraveza marble. Signed and dated on reverse tranche: “houdon f. 1788” Photoarchived by Lewis P. Woltz in June 1932.
Frick Art Reference Library, New York Record #b1099400 Literature: A. L. Poulet, "Jean-Antoine Houdon : sculptor of the Enlightenment," exhibition catalogue, National Gallery, Washington, 2003, p. 170 Reduction, unknown type Paris, Salon cat. 1789, 47, no. 247, under "Tetes en marbre de petite proportion": "J. J. Rousseau." See Les Elves au Salon ou l'Amphigouri (Paris, 1789), 43: "Aux portraits que tu en fais, je les reconnais ces charmants modéles... nos sublimes J. J. Rousseau et Buffon."
|Condition||Chip to base.|
|Dimensions||Ht. 10 4/5 in.|
|Provenance||Possibly Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, M. X... Collection, November 16, 1925, lot 108; purchased from Paul Gouvert, dealer, Paris, in November 1926, by the Hon. Irwin B. Laughlin, Washington, Meridian House, at 1630 Crescent Place (died April 19, 1941). Thence by descent.|
|Category||Silver, Sculpture & Decorative|
|Auction Date||Mar 23, 2019|
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