Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Preparatory drawing for “Psyche and Cupid”

Preparatory drawing for “Psyche and Cupid”

François Gérard - c. 1798

The neoclassic style of the First Empire often celebrated the beauties of the nude body, sometimes straining the limits of credibility. In this study for a painting that hangs in the Louvre, Baron Gérard pursues the perfection of physical beauty through line, composition, color and the delicate rendering of flesh.

Historical Provenance - Bulot collection

Graphite on paper



 Jean Antoine Houdon  (French 1741–1828)

Jean Antoine Houdon (French 1741–1828) "Cupid" Bronze Sculpture 19 century

$8500.00



Bust Juliette Recamiere After A.Houdon 19. Jh.terrakotta France Classic picture

Bust Juliette Recamiere After A.Houdon 19. Jh.terrakotta France Classic

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Diane After J A.Houdon Metal bronzed Zinc cast France Circa 1880 Classic picture

Diane After J A.Houdon Metal bronzed Zinc cast France Circa 1880 Classic

$1963.17



Very Early Bust J.Rousseau After J A.Houdon (1741-1828) Bronze France picture

Very Early Bust J.Rousseau After J A.Houdon (1741-1828) Bronze France

$1368.27



Porträtbüste Molière After J.A.Houdon Bronze ca. 1860/1880 France picture

Porträtbüste Molière After J.A.Houdon Bronze ca. 1860/1880 France

$1047.02



BACCARAT French Crystal Knife Rests x12 model CHERUB Antique Sculptu Houdon RARE picture

BACCARAT French Crystal Knife Rests x12 model CHERUB Antique Sculptu Houdon RARE

$950.00



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