Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (France, 1834 - 1904) Bronze Statue of Liberty Maquette numbered 36/150 and inscribed/signed near base. Height: 21.5 inches. Bartholdi (1834-1904) was, in his lifetime, considered one of French statuary's most eminent representatives. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1887 and awarded the Medal of Honour at the 1895 Salon. The importance of his career cannot be disassociated from modern New York life, with his most seminal works scattered throughout the city, such as the Statue of Liberty, and the full-size figure of Marquis de Lafayette located in Union Square Park.