Louvre Acquires Bust of Architect Hector Lefuel

February 23 2022

Image of Louvre Acquires Bust of Architect Hector Lefuel

Picture: Artcurial

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Louvre in Paris has pre-empted (acquired after auction for the French nation) Francisque Duret's (1804-1865) bust of the architect Hector Lefuel at Artcurial's auction in Paris earlier this week. Lefuel had been a winner of the Prix de Rome in 1839 and later worked on completing Napoleon III's reconstruction of the Louvre itself.

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