Neoclassical bust of a nude Romanesque woman with wavy hair. Ferdinand Barbedienne was a highly skilled metal worker casting many Greek statues in bronze and founded one of the most important bronze foundries in France.
1,Overall 27 1/4" x 20",
Stamped "F. Barbedienne Fondeur Paris" on base.
From the collection of a Greenville, Rhode Island woman.
Minor scuff to nose and light scratch to breast showing in patination, otherwise good condition.