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Jean-Antoine Houdon: Madame Adélaïde, 1777


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Jean-Antoine Houdon

[French Neoclassical Sculptor, 1741-1828]

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Original works by Jean-Antoine Houdon available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
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Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Robert Fulton, ca.1804

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
5 works by Houdon

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Bust of Marie-Sébastien-Charles-François Fontaine de Biré

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Bust of Louise Brongniart, 1777
Bust of Fontaine de Biré, 1785

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Buffon (1707-1788)

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Diana, 1790

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Louise (1772-1845) and Alexandre Brongniart (1770-1847)

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, known as; 1694-1778), writer, 1778

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
22 sculptures

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
Bust of Voltaire, 1778

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Comte de Buffon, 1782

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Bust of a Child

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
5 works by or related to the artist

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maryland State Archives

Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris
Une paysanne de Frascati

Musee Magnin, Dijon, France

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Robert Fulton, 1803

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Diana (with a 360-degree Quicktime view - slow-loading but a nice touch)

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

National Statuary Hall, Washington D.C.

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Bust of Madame de Grandmenil

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
Le Fèvre de Caumartin

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Voltaire, 1781

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Huntington Library, California

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

U.S. Senate Art Collection
John Paul Jones

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Claudine Houdon, ca.1791

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Bust of François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SitePhotographs by Lee Sandstead ("The world's most fired-up Art Historian")
Portrait Bust of Thomas Jefferson, 1789

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJean-Antoine Houdon in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

AICT: Art Images for College Teaching  
George Washington

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Jean-Antoine Houdon at CGFA  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
2 large photographs of sculptures by Houdon

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
Statue of Washington

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jean-Antoine Houdon  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

"Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment


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