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

Madame de Sérilly

Marble, height 62 cm
Wallace Collection, London

Madame de Sérilly was eighteen when this bust was made. Seven years later, she escaped the guillotine only by alleging pregnancy. The panelling from her Parisian boudoir is preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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