Bust of Napoleon I by Antoine Denis Chaudet

Bust of Napoleon I, after A.


Hard paste orcelain, ormolu & painted metal
35 x 18 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,800 ( Total: £8,800)
Acquired in:
Dragesco-Cramoisan, Paris

D.Chaudet, a reduction of the official marble portrait bust of 1804 made by Antoine-Denis Chaudet, owned by Napoleon but since lost. A porcelain version was made at Sevres from 1805 in three sizes, of which this is the second. It was moulded after a model by Alexandre Brachard, head of the sculpture department at Sevres, then worked up by one of his assistants, Jacques-Jean Oger.


Dragesco-Cramoisan, Paris.

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