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Bust of George Washington, after Houdon

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, Massachusetts
Period 19th Century
Materials Plaster.
W. 20 in; H. 28.75 in; D. 12 in;
W. 50.8 cm; H. 73.03 cm; D. 30.48 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1898
Description Houdon’s classical depiction of George Washington as a Roman is among the best known busts of the first president. It was taken from a life mask made by Houdon in 1785 for his full length marble statue that resides in the Virginia State Capitol. A smaller likeness was made my Houdon while still in the United States and presented to Washington.

This version of Houdon’s famous bust was produced by PP Caproni & Brother of Boston founded by Pietro Paulo Caproni (1862-1928) and his brother, Emilio (dates unknown). The Caproni studios were known for their plaster reproductions of classical statues which were used in public buildings across the United States. The business was extremely successful and over the course of the Caproni’s tenure, from 1892 to approximately 1915, their business expanded to include three buildings on Washington Street.
Styles / Movements Other
Incollect Reference Number 109528
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