Houdon, of Paris, the author of the celebrated statue of Voltaire, which stands in the vestibule of the theatre Francais, modelled his bust on a cast from the life in plaster, taken at Mount Vernon in 1783. He made several of these busts, one of which is no. 107 in the present collection. The marble statue at Richmond is by this artist." [P. 12; "see no. 90" in title referred to this passage from the commentary excerpted in serial 00840090.]
The Washington Exhibition in aid of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, at the American Art-Union Gallery, 497 Broadway. Open from 9, a.m., until 10, p.m. New-York: John F. Trow, Printer, 49 Ann Street. 1853.