8 November 2005
CAST BY BARBEDIENNE AFTER A MODEL BY PAUL DUBOIS, (FRENCH, 1827-1905), LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Le Chanteur Florentin
The separately cast circular base inscribed P. DVBOIS 1865 F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR and stamped REDUCTION MÉCANIQUE A. COLLAS
Brown patinated bronze
62 cm. high
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A smaller version of this model is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe Siècle, dictionnaire des sculpteurs, Paris 1989, p. 297.
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