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

Bust of the Comtesse de Sabran

c. 1785
Neues Palais, Potsdam

According to contemporaries, the Comtesse Sabran was charming, lively, and intelligent, all as Houdon conveys in this bust, not least by the device of the sharply-turned head.

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