A French C18th Terracotta Bust of a Gentleman
After a model attributed to Jean Antoine Houdon, possibly Nicolas Joseph Laurent Gilbert (1750 – 1780), poet.
Superbly sculpted in a coat and ruffled shirt set on a waisted socle. The rear of the bust showing the sculptor’s thumb-prints where he has worked the clay.
A beautiful and atmospheric late C18th bust.
France | C18th | H.63 x W.43 x D.30cm | £3200