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Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment

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Jean-Antoine Houdon

Widely acknowledged as the greatest portrait sculptor of the 18th century, Jean-Antoine Houdon is recognized for his uncanny ability to capture the essence of important contemporaries, including Washington, Jefferson, Voltaire, Diderot, and other notables of the enlightenment period. The exhibition, Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment, features more than 70 Houdon sculptures, brought together from around the world for the first time in nearly two hundred years.
 


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Marie-Sébastien-Charles-François Fontaine de Biré
Robert Fulton / Houdon
Le Baiser donné / Houdon

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Benjamin Franklin / Houdon
George Washington / Houdon
Thomas Jefferson / Houdon

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Diana / Houdon
Louise Brongniart / Houdon
Houdon in His Studio / Houdon

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Diana the Huntress / Houdon
Tourville / Houdon
Tourville / Houdon

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Voltaire / Houdon
Duquesnoy / Houdon
Alexandre Brongniart / Houdon

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