The Work

On the left, the subject of this marble bust is Madame Renée du Vaucel. A preliminary version in terra cotta is in the Louvre Museum. On the right, the subject of the terra cotta bust is her husband, François-Jules du Vaucel (1672-1739). He was a wealthy financier who later was named counselor-secretary to the King, and he also would have had a bust in marble. She is looking toward her left, and he is looking to his right, each one with a slight tender smile. They are also wearing matching clothing, her dress having a lace neckline and his shirt having similar lace on the chest.

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