* JEAN ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828), WORKSHOP... - Lot 244 - Osenat

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* JEAN ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828), WORKSHOP... - Lot 244 - Osenat
* JEAN ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828), WORKSHOP OF Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte in bust Patinated plaster (Small rubs and missing ribbon) Signed and inscribed on the left : His Majesty/ the Emperor and King / made from life / in Saint Cloud Aoust 1806/ houdon f. Height : 51.5 cm - Width : 26.2 cm (face) - Depth : 19.8 cm Provenance: Collection of the painter Pierre Georges Jeanniot (1848-1934) Collection André Lebey (his son-in-law) (1877-1938). Private collection. Related work : Cast terra cotta bust, Dijon musée des beaux arts (inv. CA 1026). Bibliographical references: Catalog exhibition Houdon sculpteur des lumières; Musée National du château de Versailles, 1 March - 31 May 2004 n° 64, p.333-337 (for the Dijon bust). Gérard Huber and Guy Ledoux-Lebard, Napoléon portraits contemporains bustes et statues, Paris, Athéna éd.1999. p.113 à 116. Our bust is the only plaster print of the period known to date. We thank Mrs Anne L. Poulet who kindly confirmed the authenticity of this bust. ATTENTION Temporary importation: this lot is subject to a 5.5% VAT on the hammer price plus the selling expenses. These temporary import fees will be reimbursed to the buyer upon presentation of proof of export of the lots outside the European Union to our accounting department within 90 days.
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