Early 19th Century George Washington Terracotta Bust



The famous French sculptor Houdon came to visit Washington in 1789 so that he could make an accurate true to life bust of this important historical figure.  Arriving back at his Paris studio he made the first bust in terracotta just like our example.  Washington was so popular that many additional copies were made in Houdon's workshop and elsewhere.  We believe this to be one of those made in the early 1800's.  It obviously was used outdoors as it has a beautifully weathered surface.  It is in excellent original condition.



Dealer Artemis Gallery
Date: Early 1800's
Origin France for the American Market
Artist/Maker after Houdon
Measurements H. 28"
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.ArtemisAntiques.com
Price $9500.
Contact Jesse & Carol Goldberg, 914-669-5971 or  Artemis@optonline.net

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