A Patinated Bronze Figural Torchère Cast by Barbedienne, after the Model by Alexandre Falguière.
Signed to the bronze base ‘FALGUIERE’ and inscribed ‘F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR’. With serial number WB 96762 .
Barbedienne illustrates a drawing of this torchères on page 63 of his 1886 catalogue ‘Bronzes D’ Art’. It is listed as ‘Porte-Lumière, style Renaissance’ also indicating that it was modelled by Falguière; a companion piece also available modelled by Paul Dubois.
French, Circa 1880.
Total Height: 212 cm
Height of Bronze Figure: 160 cm , Width 40 cm
Height of Pedestal: 52 cm, Diameter 37 cm