Life-size terracotta sculpture of the nude goddess Diana holding a bow and balancing on one foot

Jean-Antoine Houdon  (active 1741–1828)
Diana, before 1793
Tinted plaster
24 in. (61 cm)
Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch, 2006 (2006.2.01)

In 2006, The Frick Collection accepted Frederick R. Koch’s generous gift of a Diana the Huntress statuette by Houdon. A reduced version of the Frick’s prized lifesize terracotta cast of Houdon’s Diana, it allows the museum to present to visitors both versions of one of the most famous sculptures of the eighteenth century.