Nowadays, seeing a silly picture of a person is hardly unusual. Showing personality is a good thing. Social customs weren’t quite the same in 18th-century France, when Joseph Ducreux painted this self-portrait. An official court painter, he was known for refined… More»
Eye-to-eye with a mystery man.
In 18th century France, terracotta busts were popular additions to the home as they were relatively inexpensive, and fit for both middle class and wealthy consumers.
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Bust of a Man, about 1760, Attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri. J. Paul Getty Museum.