25 October 2007
A FRENCH BRONZE-PATINATED ZINC FIGURE ENTITLED 'LA LIBERTE ECLAIRANT LE MONDE'
CAST FROM THE MODEL BY AUGUSTE-FRÉDÉDRIC BARTHOLDI, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Signed Bartholdi/1875, signed A AVOIRON PARIS and indistinctly signed [...]ington/31 Aout 1876/9939G
55 1/8 in. (140 cm.) high
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