"over which presides Houdon's Voltaire with his toothless, sardonic grin"

Bust of Voltaire, Houdon
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Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741–1828), French neoclassical sculptor.

François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), better known as Voltaire, French writer, philosopher, essayist, playwright.