Houdon Bust of George Washington, 24"

SKU 10501

Images of George Washington abound but the most faithful likeness remains a terra cotta bust created by Jean Antoine Houdon. The French sculptor visited Mount Vernon in October 1785 to carefully observe Washington's movements and expressions, even making a plaster "life mask" of Washington's face to accurately preserve every detail. Washington was then 53 years old. When completed, Houdon gave the bust to Washington and it has remained at Mount Vernon for over two centuries. This high-density composite resin replica of the Houdon bust is mounted on a round off white pedestal style base with a diameter of 8". The depth of the bust at its deepest point is 12" and the overall height is 24".
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