DescriptionJean-Antoine Houdon Document Signed. Ink on paper, one page, 7.75" x 3.25" (sight), October 12, 1802. Manuscript receipt acknowledging repayment from Moliere, Countremoulin and Texier of two hundred francs plus interest for the first six months. Signed "houdon" and matted to an overall size of 11" x 6.19".
Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) is the preeminent sculptor of Enlightenment, producing portrait busts of notable figures such as Denis Diderot, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire. His American subjects include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Robert Fulton. Houdon's sculptures are well-known and part of world-class public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and the Louvre (Paris).
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