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|