Bronze bust of Diane de Poitiers, signed Houdon

Bronze bust of Diane de Poitiers, signed Houdon

Bronze bust, Diane de Poitiers signed Houdon (1741-1828)
After the model by Jean Goujon (1510-1572)
On a marble plinth, signed on the shoulder Houdon.

 

Size: 36.5cm high; 15cm wide; 12.5cm deep

Very good quality of casting and a rare model signed by Jean-Antoine Houdon. We find his Diane the huntress (bust and full-length) but the model representing Diane de Poitiers (now in the Louvre) signed Houdon is much rarer.
Bibliography:
- Houdon (1741-1828). Statues, sculpted portraits / Louvre Museum, Department of Sculptures, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times, Paris, Musée du Louvre éditions / Somogy, 2006.
- Houdon (1741-1828), Sculpteur des Lumières, (Versailles, Musée national des châteaux de Versailles and de Trianon, 01/03 / 2004-31 / 05/2004), Paris, Meeting of national museums.

 

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    £1,500.00Price