"According To Houdon, Terracotta Sculpture Of Louise Brongniard"Terracotta proof, mounted on footouche also terracotta, Louise Brongniard (1772 - 1845). Louise was the daughter of the architect Alexandre Brongniard. Houdon made the terracotta sculpture in 1772. It is preserved in the Louvre Museum. Apart from representations of angels, of Eros, of Christ the Child, none of which was a portrait properly speaking, there existed, before the eighteenth century, very few satisfactory carved representations of childish faces. was friends with Houdon and it is perhaps by seeing the faces of Louise, Alexandra and his own daughter Sabine, that he had the illumination to give birth to so many charming evocations. Looks like a mischievous little girl who listens to what's going on, these children's portraits are some of Houdon's most popular and have been reproduced by him and many other artists in many versions and in all conceivable materials.