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HOUDON, Jean-Antoine


Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828


Anne-Ange Houdon (1788-1843), fille cadette du sculpteur, âgée de quinze mois

Anne-Ange Houdon (1788-1843), younger daughter of the sculptor, at the age of fifteen months

after a 1791 model

terracotta with marble pedestal and wood base

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 6 x 8 34 in.

Acc. No.: 1999.936

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Rough Point

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Provenance

  • Belonged to J. B. Duke (1856-1925), 78th Street, New York, father of Doris Duke
  • Rough Point was built in 1887-1892 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns for Frederick William Vanderbilt (1856-1938). It was last owned by art collector and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993)

Related works

  • Original plaster, Salon de 1791, Paris, Musée du Louvre, RF 4687 (acquired in 2002).
    Terracotta, 1790, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, 44.578 (bequest, 1944).
    Marble, 1791, private collection, see exh. cat. Jean-Antoine Houdon, Sculptor of the Enlightenment, 2003, p. 139, fig. 3; probably the same sold in Paris, Christie's, 16 May 2017, An Educated Eye, Chefs d'oeuvre d'une collection privée suisse, lot 30, € 212,500.
    Edition:
    Tinted plaster, with cachet d'atelier ACADEM. ROYALE DE PEINTURE ET SCULPT. HOUDON SC. on the reverse, sale New York, Sotheby's, 29 January 2015, lot 297, $17,500 (previously sale Paris, Drouot-Montaigne, 1 April 1993, lot 74).