Diane Chasseresse goddess of Roman mythology, is represented as a young woman in motion, wearing the crescent moon, her bow and an arrow in her hands. Houdon's original marble work appeared in 1780 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. During the decade other copies in marble, terracotta or bronze will have been produced, a model of large dimensions is exhibited at the Louvre Museum. The one offered for sale, of old cast iron (nineteenth century) has an original brown / green patina, in good general condition according to its age, to note some deformations on the bow and arrow and a tiny crack at the neck without structural impact. Presence of the Houdon signature on the base.
Jean Antoine Houdon, born in Versailles (1741/1828), it is J.B. Pigalle who teaches him the first gestures of sculpture from the age of 9, he is admitted to the Royal School of Paris (Painting and sculpture) and will be approved, present at the Academy of France in Rome, he will make many trips abroad: United States, Prussia ...
Leaving us an artistic heritage made up of masterpieces, Jean Antoine Houdon living in the Enlightenment movement of the eighteenth century is today considered among the great masters of French sculpture.
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