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Trio of Bisque Brongniart

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This trio of  porcelain bisque busts featuring Brongniart children derives from a masterpiece of children's portraiture by Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741-1828): the busts of Louise (1772-1845) and her brother Alexandre (1770-1847), children of the famous architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart. Crafted of terracotta, Houdon's busts were presented at the Salon of 1777. Very popular, the two busts were reproduced in bisque, terracotta, marble and bronze. They were acquired at the end of the 19th century by the Louvre Museum.

Our busts are set upon a blue porcelain pedestal, highlighted with golden stripes. They are marked made in Japan on the underside making these post WWII. 

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