Patinated bronze figure of Minerva by Barbedienne

By Barbedienne, Ferdinand (French, 1810-1892)

£8,500

This patinated bronze figure of Minerva by the famed French fondeur Barbedienne is a superb example of late 19th Century bronze sculpture.

 

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Description

This fine patinated bronze sculpture is by Barbedienne, one of the leading fondeurs—or bronze craftsmen—of the 19th Century. The sculpture depicts the Roman goddess Minerva—or, in the Greek pantheon, Athena. Minerva is identifiable by the helmet situated next to her feet. She stands in contrapposto, her figure revealed by a light, wrinkled chemise, her right arm raised above her head as if to shield her eyes from the sun.

The base is signed ‘F. Barbedienne. Fondeur’ and bears the reduction stamp for Collas.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Barbedienne, Ferdinand (French, 1810-1892)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Figurative Art, Neoclassical
Material
Patinated Bronze
Colour
Brown

Dimensions

Height
60 cm / 23.6 inches
Width
22 cm / 8.7 inches
Depth
22 cm / 8.7 inches

Reference:
16616b

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