6 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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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