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image of Voltaire Jean-Antoine Houdon (artist)
French, 1741 - 1828
Voltaire, 1778
marble
overall: 36.5 x 21.3 x 21.3 cm (14 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.)
Chester Dale Collection
1963.10.240
On View
From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Chardin and Portraiture
Object 11 of 11

Provenance

Madame Denis de Dompierre, niece of the artist, Château d'Hornoy, near Amiens; by descent in her family; by inheritance to Madame Léonie de Dompierre d'Hornoy-de Glos, Château d'Hornoy;[1] (Jonce I. McGurk, New York); Percy A. Rockefeller, New York; (his estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 20 November 1947, no. 25); Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

[1] Concerning the early provenance, see the entry in the 1947 Parke-Bernet sale catalogue, letter of 19 January 1965 from H.H. Arneson to Perry Cott, and staff notes, all in NGA curatorial files.

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