A Very Rare Pair of Busts of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, 1785

The sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot certainly provided the model for the Bust of King Louis XVI to the Sèvres porcelain manufactory and probably also for the Bust of Queen Marie-Antoinette.  We know that Louis XVI had a pair of this model in his private appartments at Versailles set on giltwood bases such as those under these busts.
Similar Busts are in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and in the British Royal Collection.

Overall Height 49cm


Purchased by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas for Rienzi, 2016



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