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HOUDON, Jean-Antoine


Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828


Alexandre Brongniart

Alexandre Brongniart

c. 1910

terracotta

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 1316 x 10 34 x 7 116 in.

falsely signed and dated, on back on bottom edge: A. Houdon, F. AN. 1777

Acc. No.: 1942.9.125

Credit Line: Widener Collection

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Paris, Joseph Bardac
  • Paris and New York, E. Gimpel & Wildenstein
  • Inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase 21 February 1917 by funds of Joseph E. Widener
  • 1942, gift to National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 2nd August 2011
  • 1959 Shapley
    possibly Fern Rusk Shapley, Early Italian Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Three in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), p. 94 (reference could be to 1942.9.123)
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 111, repr.

Related works

  • See also Louise Brongniart, terracotta, c. 1910, in the same museum, 1942.9.126.
    And the two marble busts by Houdon, in the same museum, 1942.9.123 and 1942.9.124.