Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

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$696,200

Lot # 81
Title Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris) Bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Description Seravezza marble. Signed and dated on right tranche: “houdon f. 1789”. Photoarchived by Lewis P. Woltz in June 1932. Frick Art Reference Library, New York. Record #b1099401 Literature: A. L. Poulet, "Jean-Antoine Houdon : sculptor of the Enlightenment," exhibition catalogue, National Gallery, Washington, 2003, p. 170 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."
Dimensions Ht. 11 3/8 in.
Provenance 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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