DUPRÉ, Augustin

Saint-Etienne, Loire 1748 - Armentières-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne 1833


HOUDON, Jean-Antoine

Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828

Information given by Tamara Préaud, honorary archivist at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, June 19, 2013, and July 5, 2013: first edited medallion sold January 27, 1779. Author of the model unknown at Sèvres (after Houdon?).

Maker: Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de

John Paul Jones (1747-1792)

John Paul Jones (1747-1792)

20th c. edition after a 1779 model

porcelain (biscuit de Sèvres)


Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 2 x 38 in.

Acc. No.: 1925.479, CP 1498

Credit Line: Gift of the French Government

Photo credit: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

© Artist:


  • 1925, Gift of the French Government for the opening of the museum


  • pas dans :
    vers 1930 Lechevallier-Chevignard
    Lechevallier-Chevignard, La sculpture à Sèvres jusqu'en 1815, [Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, vers 1930], tome I

Related works

  • John Paul Jones, marble bust, 1781, by Jean-Antoine Houdon, Annapolis, US Naval Academy Museum.
    John Paul Jones, medal, silver, 1789, by Augustin Dupré, after Houdon's bust, Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society.
    In 1787, the US Congress voted a medal to me stamped in honor of Jones. In January 1789, Thomas Jefferson commissioned one on behalf of the Congress to Augustin Dupré (1730-1819) who shoud create after Houdon's bust (marble, 1781, Annapolis, United States Naval Academy Museum). See exh. cat. Houdon, 1741-1828, sculpteur des Lumières, Washington, Los Angeles, Versailles, 2003-2004, p. 265.