I thank you for the trouble you have taken to obtain insurance on Houdon's life.
What a relief to turn from contemplation of the works of Voltaire to that bust of him by Houdon!
That is the quality you get in really good statuary—in Houdon, for instance, or in that triumph the archaic Archer in the Louvre.
And now,” suggested Houdon, “now let us play a little game of dominoes.
Houdon is one of the finest examples of the union of vigor with grace.
The head of Washington, in profile from Houdon's bust, placed on a plain tablet.
But Houdon was incapable of understanding such glances in such a connection.
Upon the floor beneath is Houdon's famous statue of Washington, made while he was yet alive.
“I shall be finished and waiting at this corner long ere you return,” vowed Houdon.
I will pray you to insure Houdon's life from the 27th of last month till his return to Paris.