Grand Tour Style Bronze Spinario


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Barbedienne Fondeur
A late 19th century, French, bronze figure of a seated boy removing a thorn from the sole of his foot. Rich chocolate brown patination. ‘Reduction mechanique’ seal to base, inscribed ‘Barbedienne Fondeur”. Now raised on an ebonised stepped plinth.
Also known as ‘Fedelino’ or ‘Boy with Thorn’, the original Greco-Roman Hellenistic bronze sculpture is in the Palazzo die Conservatori, Rome. There is also a Roman marble version in the Medici collection, Florence.

Height 6 1/4” (16cm)

Width 4 3/4” (12cm)

Depth 2 1/2” (6.5cm)


Circa 1890

Barbedienne produced this bronze in three sizes, this being the smallest size, retailing at 80fr in 1886.