White Painted Plaster Bust of Benjamin Franklin, After Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)
Inscribed on the reverse 'Houdon 1778', on a later black painted stand.
17 x 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
Provenance: Darrel Dean Antiques, Washington, D.C.
Pigment cracks to skull, face, across right lapel and lower section of vest, and in other areas. Brown dirt spot to left hollow cheek. Underside of shoulders unpainted. Chips along lower edge.
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