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The Casting Workshop at the Louvre Museum
This bust of Moliere was created by Houdon for the ComÃ©die FranÃ§aise.
To depict Moliere, Houdon took his inspiration from the iconography available to him, especially a portrait by Nicolas Mignard. His head turned to the side, the playwright has an alert gaze above a thin moustache and full lips, his neck framed by the open collar of his shirt.
The necktie is admirably twisted in front, endowing the figure of Moliere with a certain elegance and revealing Houdon’s signature touch.
Reunion des Musees Nationaux
Dimensions: 29 cm x 21 cm x 15.5 cmMaterial: PlasterPublisher: Reunion des Musees Nationaux