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"Nude and Horsedrawn Chariot, " Rare Bronze Plaque by Barbedienne

About the Item

Beautifully modeled, cast and finished, this high-relief plaque of a nude male figure followed by a four-horse chariot driven by a robed female figure was produced the famous Barbedienne foundry in Paris. Ferdinand Barbedienne founded his foundry in the 1830s, and it continued for over a century, with a strong line of bronzes that were inspired by Greek and Roman sources. Barbedienne also produced sculptures by Antoine Louis Barye and Auguste Rodin, and at the height of his firm's fame, he employed several hundred workers and had sales offices in the United States, Germany and Britain.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 6 in (15.24 cm)Width: 10 in (25.4 cm)Depth: 0.5 in (1.27 cm)
  • Style:
    Greek Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1900
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU86511216768

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