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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF DIANA DE GABIES

    CIRCA 1900, CAST BY BARBEDIENNE

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    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF DIANA DE GABIES
    CIRCA 1900, CAST BY BARBEDIENNE
    Standing on a rectangular base inscribed F.BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, and with Achille Collas reduction seal
    33½ in. (85 cm.) high


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    The marble original of this model was excavated in 1792 on Prince Borghese's property at Gabii, outside Rome, by Gavin Hamilton. It was purchased by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807, and was displayed in the Louvre, Paris, where it remains today.

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