- Early 20th century-mid 20th century (Creation)
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Plaster bust after one of several "seated Voltaire" sculptures completed by the workshop of Jean Antoine Houdon in the late 18th century.
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The plaster bust is coated in layers of a yellowish-gold colored material, likely shellac. These layers suggest that the bust was used by J Giusti & Co as a positive form from which subsequent moulds were taken.
Dimensions: 270 x 210 x 145 mm