F. BARBEDIENNE, BRONZE SCULPTURE, H 25", W 12", L 14", VENUS KNEELING
Depicts a kneeling "Venus Accroupie" after Pietro Barzanti (1842-1881) with braided hair and mounted on an integral base. Stamped on the top edge of the base, "F. Barbedienne. Fondeur" (F. Barbedienne. Foundry), and a foundry stamp inscribed "réduction mecanique A. Collas" (mechanic A. Collas reduction). Marked '81276' on the underside of the base.