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

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