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Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1741 - 1818
  • Existence: 1741 - 1828

Jean-Antoine Houdon (25 March 1741 – 15 July 1828) was a French neoclassical sculptor. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Houdon's subjects included Denis Diderot (1771), Benjamin Franklin (1778-1809), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1778), Voltaire (1781), Molière (1781), George Washington (1785–1788), Thomas Jefferson (1789), Louis XVI (1790), Robert Fulton, (1803–04), and Napoléon Bonaparte (1806).

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Jean Antoine Houdon letter

Mss 785579
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 785579
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