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Etienne Dantoine

Bust of a Gentleman | Buste d'Homme

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 EUR

Etienne Dantoine

Etienne Dantoine

Bust of a Gentleman | Buste d'Homme

Bust of a Gentleman | Buste d'Homme

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 EUR

Lot sold:

8,820

EUR

French, late 18th century

Etienne Dantoine (1737-1809)

Bust of a Gentleman


terracotta bust

signed D'antoine

50 x 50 cm ; 19¾ by 19¾ in.

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France, fin du XVIIIe siècle

Etienne Dantoine (1737-1809)

Buste d'Homme


buste en terre cuite

signé D'antoine

50 x 50 cm ; 19¾ by 19¾ in.

The terra cotta bust of a Revolutionary is very finely modelled and of good quality.

As can be seen on the photographs, there are several repairs and restored breaks to his proper right shoulder, probably where the bust fell, which can be easily retouched by a professional restorer.

There is a fine hairline fissure visible to his forehead and his nasal base,

and a few losses, notably to the tips of his collar, and the lower edges of the bust.

The piedouche is missing, but can be replaced.

As can be seen on the photographs, there are four circular openings to his back,

allowing air to circulate when firing the terra cotta.

The bust is finely modelled, in particular his incised eyes, the modelling of his hair and eyebrows, as well as the scarf around his neck.


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