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Houdon

Jean Antoine . 1741--1828, French neoclassical portrait sculptor
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Jefferson's profile is based on a marble bust that French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon finished in 1789.
which researchers say is accurate, was created after French artist Jean-Antoine Houdon spent weeks studying Washington in the 1780s.
Often called the greatest portrait sculptor of the 18th century, Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) created vivid and lifelike portrayals of many esteemed political, intellectual and military figures of his time.
No one has suffered more from this neglect than Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), the greatest sculptor between Bernini and Rodin, who admired Houdon enormously.
A beautiful marble portrait bust by the great 18th-century French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), it represents Madame His, the wife of Pierre-Francois His, a German banker who lived in the area of the Faubourg St-Honore in Paris, not far from Houdon's home and studio.
1 MICHAEL ASHER (ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO) For the Art Institute of Chicago's 73rd American Exhibition, in 1979, Asher relocated a twentieth-century bronze cast of Jean-Antoine Houdon's eighteenth-century statue of George Washington from the museum's exterior to the eighteenth-century galleries.
Jefferson even bought a bust portrait of the philosopher from sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon to include in a gallery of heroes at his Monticello estate.

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