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Pierre-Jean David d'Angers, Comte Boulay de la Meurthe, 1832 marble 70 cm (27 1/2 in.) with base National Gallery of Art, Washington Patrons’ Permanent Fund and the Buffy and William Cafritz Family Sculpture Fund

Major Portrait Bust by Celebrated Sculptor David d'Angers Acquired by National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: December 19, 2017

Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art announced today the acquisition of a major portrait bust by one of the most renowned sculptors of the Romantic era, Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (1788–1856). David d'Angers's public monuments and portraits of intellectuals and political figures capture the charged spirit of the epoch like no others. Purchased with funds from the Patrons' Permanent Fund and the Buffy and William Cafritz Family Sculpture Fund, the larger-than-life Comte Boulay de la Meurthe (1832) is among the finest portrait busts by David d'Angers anywhere and the first marble by th...


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