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A French 19th century patinated bronze and ormolu bust of Marie Antoinette signed by Houdon

List: $5,900.00

A French 19th century patinated bronze and ormolu bust of Marie Antoinette signed by Houdon

List: $5,900.00

A beautiful French 19th century patinated bronze and ormolu bust of Marie Antoinette signed by Houdon. The high quality bust is raised by an ormolu square base with a mottled socle pedestal. The richly detailed patinated bronze bust of Marie... — Read More

  • Item # 9526
  • H: 12 in L: 6.5 in D: 3.5 in

    H: 30 cm L: 17 cm D: 9 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Bronze, Ormolu
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon Read More
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) A prominent French Neoclassical sculptor born in Versailles. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures. In 1785 he sculpted Benjamin Franklin upon his invitation to Mount Vernon where Franklin modeled for him. He was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1804.
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