Bust of Napoleon I, after A.

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.

Provenance

Dragesco-Cramoisan, Paris.


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