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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 296

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'THESEE COMBATTANT LE CENTAURE BIENOR'

    CAST BY FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE, FROM A MODEL BY ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'THESEE COMBATTANT LE CENTAURE BIENOR'
    CAST BY FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE, FROM A MODEL BY ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Signed BARYE and F. BARBEDIENNE, stamped FRANCE
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high


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    Conceived in 1849 and exhibited at the Salon the following year, Barye's second and final mythological work, Thésée combatant le Centaure Biénor, was edited posthumously by Barbedienne in no less than four reductions. Barbedienne also produced a three-metre cast of the model, which was to surmount the monument to Barye, designed by the architect, Stanislas Bernier, funded by American collectors, and erected on boulevard Henri IV on the Ile Saint-Louis, Paris, in 1894.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (LOTS 290-305)