Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière, (1622-1673) broke with the middle of a craftsman in Paris in 1643 to become an actor.
He gave his first play, "the Precious ridiculous" in 1659. In 1663 he played in Versailles where he stayed with his theater Company on many occasions until 1673.
Struggling with the party of devotees, he lost the favor of King Louis XIV in 1672.
Jean-Antoine Houdon is the most famous portraitist of the 18th French century.
His ability to capture the physical likeness, to give life to look and to penetrate the psychology of his models explains the many orders he received in the last quarter of the century.
Reproduction in plaster with patina
- H. 29 cm (11,41"); W. 21 cm (8,27"); D. 15,5 cm (6,10") / 1,5 kg
- France - Guerrini Collection
- Material of the original
- Paris - Comédie Française
- Great figures, Theatre, music and dance
- Art movement
- 18th century
- Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)