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Demonstration of David Roentgen's Automaton of Queen Marie Antoinette, The Dulcimer Player

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George Washington (1732–1799)

After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)

Founder:
Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, St-Martin-de-Fresnay 1810–1892 Paris)
Purveyor:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
19th–early 20th century, cast after a model of 1788
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, dark brown patina
Dimensions:
H. 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Ackerman Coles, 1908
Accession Number:
08.165
190746

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