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A FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF NICOLAS POUSSIN, the artist's head turned slightly to dexter, a cloak draped over his right shoulder, on a stepped rectangular marble base inset with a bronze plaque inscribed N. POUSSIN. XVIIE. SIÈCLE. some wear to patination, 19th Century

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A FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF NICOLAS POUSSIN, the artist's head turned slightly to dexter, a cloak draped over his right shoulder, on a stepped rectangular marble base inset with a bronze plaque inscribed N. POUSSIN. XVIIE. SIÈCLE. some wear to patination, 19th Century
16¼in. (41.3cm.) high

Lot Essay

This bust of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) mounted on a stepped pedestal, in the Grecian manner, and bearing a tablet inscribed with the French artist's name and century, would have formed part of a garniture emblematic of the Arts and Sciences symptomatic of the 19th Century veneration of heroes and worthies
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