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Barbedienne ‘Laurent De Medicis’ (Penseroso)

Ferdinand Barbedienne A Collas Reduction Mechanique

A late 19th century, French, patinated bronze ‘Laurent De Medicis’ cast by F. Barbedienne, with the A. Collas Reduction Mechanique seal. The well cast and chased figure after the renowned Michelangelo sculpture of Lorenzo di Piero de Medici (1492-1519), in the Medici tomb, Florence. The base with inset seal to the reverse, and inscribed twice F. Barbedienne Fondeur. The base with ink numbering. The Barbedienne catalogue index ‘La Reduction nº 7’.

Height 37 cm

Base Width 13 cm

Base Depth 14 cm

Circa 1890