While working on the show The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions (in the GRI Gallery until September 2), I had the pleasure of getting to know one Édouard Gautier-D’Agoty. Every bit the late-18th-century gentleman-artist and rendered in velvety soft… 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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Eye-to-eye connects the peoples of yesterday to you through art.
Bust of a Man, about 1760, Attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri. J. Paul Getty Museum.