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Abraham Louis Breguet
BRONZE BUST OF ABRAHAM LOUIS BREGUET ON A PEDESTAL FRENCH  CIRCA 1830

Literature

Emmanuel Breguet,  Breguet Watchmaker since 1775, Alain de Gourcuff Editeur, p. 184, 287, 346.

Catalogue Note

This bust was made after the original version from the French sculptor, Jean Antoine Houdon, who was familiar with sculptures of scientists and intellectuals at that time. Interestingly enough, both Jean Antoine Houdon and Abraham Louis Breguet are depicted on an engraving called 'An evening at Princesses de Salm's in 1806 along with  other important artists, scientists and intellectuals all gathering around in Princesse de Salm's Parisian apartment. On the top of his funerary chapel at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, there is a bust of Abraham Louis Breguet from the workshop of Jean Antoine Houdon.

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