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George Washington, Jean Antoine Houdon, sculptor

Gorham Manufacturing Company

George Washington, Jean Antoine Houdon, sculptor

a brief history of the most famous sculpture created of America"s immortal patriot, issued to commemorate the bicentennial of his birth, 1732-1932

by Gorham Manufacturing Company

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Published by The Gorham Company in Providence, R.I .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Monuments, etc,
  • Houdon, Jean Antoine, -- 1741-1828,
  • Richmond (Va.) -- Monuments

  • Edition Notes

    Plates have guard sheets with descriptive letterpress

    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p., 1 l. incl. front. (facsim.) plates.
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16519900M
    LC Control Number32004495

    Jean-Antoine Houdon. French Rococo sculptor. Birthplace: Versailles, France Location of death: Paris, France Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Cimetière du. French sculptor, born at Versailles on the 18th of March At the age of twelve he entered the École Royale de Sculpture, and at twenty, having learned all that he could Born:   The neoclassical sculptor, Jean-Antoine Houdon, was famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors, and political figures of the Enlightenment. His most successful works are studies of Voltaire, George Washington, and Napoleon. Not especially celebrated during his lifetime, he has since become the most famous French sculptor of the 18th-century.

    Artist/Maker: Jean-Antoine Houdon () Created: Origin/Purchase: France Materials: plaster Dimensions: × × (23 × 14 1/2 × 11 in.) Location: Tea Room Provenance: Thomas Jefferson; by descent to Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; by gift to the Boston Athenaeum in ; copy made for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Accession Number: The best-known likeness of the man who would be elected president in , this bust captures the keen intelligence of the sitter and demonstrates Houdon's superb talent for characterization. In Thomas Jefferson () succeeded Benjamin Franklin as American minister to France. Jean-Antoine Houdon a French Neoclassical portrait sculptor, best known for his busts of contemporary political and cultural figures of the French Enlightenment. View Jean-Antoine Houdon’s artworks on artnet. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction ality: French.

    Jean-Antoine Houdon, bust of George Washington, clay, Mount Vernon, Virginia. "George Washington" by Houdon Mount Vernon, Virginia. I have total confidence in Houdon. GW looked like this! Despite the many variations in the manner that George Washington was portrayed in paintings, there are also many consistent features in such paintings.   Jean-Antoine Houdon was a French Neoclassical sculptor famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Copy after Jean-Antoine Houdon (), c.


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