General Lafayette - Item #228
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
28 Inches High x 20 Inches Wide x 10 Inches Deep
This life-size bust is of the American Revolution hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. Houdon made a life-mask of Lafayette at age 28 and then created a bust based on it. The original is in the Virginia State Capitol.
Artist: Jean-Antoine Houdon
Museum/Location: Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA
Time Period: Modern- Neoclassical, 1786
1911 Catalog ID # - 5450