HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
(b. 1741, Versailles, d. 1828, Paris)

Bust of a Child

Plaster, height 40 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Houdon did attentive busts of children and friends. Rarely has physiognomical accuracy been more sustained and efficacious.

This busts represents Sabine Houdon (1787-1836) at the age of 4 years. It was probably exhibited at the Salon of 1791.

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