Terracotta bust of Alexandre Brongniart

Bust of Alexandre Brongniart after Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828). Brongniart, son of French architect Alexandre Théodore Brongniart, who designed the Père-Lachaise cemetery, became director of the Sèvres porcelain factory for 47 years (1800-1847). The original bust was presented at the 1777 Paris Salon. It remained in the family until it was purchased by the Louvre around 1900.

Inscriptions on reverse: “HOUDON”, “Made in France” and the letters “G.F.” stamped into the material. Perfect condition.

1 195.00 $ + tx

Dimensions 6 × 4 × 13 in


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