Alabaster JA Houdon Replica


Here is the brother to a female bust I have. This is marked "Houdon" on the back but here's why I know it isn't a Houdon. Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) was a very famous marble sculptor. His mark was more refined and professional than this one. He also didn't work in alabaster. Many students however work with alabaster because it is easier to carve and would try to replicate the masters as is the case with this one. Because it is alabaster and very finely done, it is still valuable and an awesome piece of more affordable sculpted busts. It sits on a base of black marble. It is in awesome shape - no chips, cracks or nicks. I also know that this was purchased in Europe.

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