F. Barbedienne (B. 1810) Large Bronze Sculpture of Euterpe

GBP 6,975.00

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Object Description

A bronze sculpture of Euterpe attributed to French metalworker Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892). Embellished to the reverse with the official stamp of the Collas et Barbedienne foundry: ‘Reduction Mecanique, A. Collas Brevete’. Standing at approximately 89cm tall, this Barbedienne bronze is of larger scale than other depictions of Euterpe by the French foundry, making it a rare find.

Ferdinand Barbedienne was an accomplished French bronze founder of the 19th century. In 1839, he partnered with Parisian engineer Achille Collas (1795-1859) who had invented a way to reproduce sculpture on a reduced scale in a process he titled ‘reduction mechanique’. Together, Barbedienne and Collas produced reduced scale versions of various famous statues and sculptures.

Dating from the mid to late 19th century, this bronze Euterpe sculpture is an excellent example from the Collas et Barbedienne foundry. Inscribed with ‘Euterpe’ to the front, it is embellished with the foundry mark usually found on Bardbedienne bronzes to the reverse showing Collas in side profile and inscribed with ‘Brevete’ meaning patented.

Euterpe was one of the nine Greek Muses, known as the Goddess of Music, Song and Dance. She leans against a decorated pedestal and holds a flute in her right hand. It is a striking sculpture for an interior, capturing the presence of the full-scale antique in beautiful detail.

Additional Information
Base: 27.5 x 15.5 cm
Blue plinth not included.

Object History

Attributed to French metalworker Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892). Stamped with the official mark of Collas et Barbedienne foundry.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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