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 (ho͞o′dŏn′, o͞o-dôN′), Jean Antoine 1741-1828.
French sculptor who executed statues of Washington and Voltaire and busts of Jefferson, Rousseau, and Lafayette.


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(Biography) Jean Antoine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan). 1741–1828, French neoclassical portrait sculptor



Jean An•toine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈtwan) 1741–1828, French sculptor.
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Other highlights include the compelling terracotta bust of the composer Gluck by Jean-Antoine Houdon, arguably the greatest portraitist of the 18th century (Stair Sainty; 2.
Considered one of the best collections of European art in the United States, the collection included Gainsborough''s Blue Boy, Lawrence''s Pinkie and the Diana the Huntress bronze by Jean-Antoine Houdon.
5) Inspirada en el retrato que realizo el escultor neoclasico, Jean-Antoine Houdon, en 1778 (unos mesesantes antes de la muerte de Voltaire).
The theme of these works is sacred/secular, so to drive home the ecclesiastical subtext of the display format, Vallance also includes several explicitly religious "icons"--souvenir-stand trinkets blessed by the pope, Lutheran regalia, a life mask of George "Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon that resembles, we are told, one of the "bloodstains" on the Shroud of Turin.
One of Howard's most delightful scenes, in which Washington lies on a large table at Mount Vernon breathing through quills in his nostrils while the sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon trowels his face with warm plaster, is described by the subject himself.
Andrew Wyeth in Context, through July 16, and In Pursuit of Genius: Jean-Antoine Houdon and the Sculpted Portraits of Benjamin Franklin, through July 30, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Jefferson's profile is based on a marble bust that French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon finished in 1789.