The Louvre acquires a Houdon Bronze

February 25 2022

Image of The Louvre acquires a Houdon Bronze

Picture: @MuseeLouvre

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Louvre in Paris seems to be on a sculpture buying spree at the moment.

It has been announced on Twitter (no full press release yet, alas) that the museum has acquired the following bronze of a muscular figure by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741–1828) (pictured). The bronze bears the signature of Houdon and was chased by sculptor Pierre Philippe Thomire (1751-1843).

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