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Absolute authority: chin up, proud bust and a disdainful attitude, the Sun King rules. Immortalized in a monumental sculpture by François Girardon, Louis XIV à cheval (Sun King on a horse) took centre stage Place Vendôme in 1699. In 1792, he vanished during the French revolution. Today a resident of the Musée du Louvre in a smaller scale, the Sun King’s statue falls for Maison Trudon. In line with his royal status, he appears scarcely as each bust requires a day of masterful artisanal work to be moulded. Available in a stone or navy-blue attire, the unparalleled monarch now reigns over Cire Trudon’s collection of busts.