FINE FRENCH BRONZE SCULPTURE OF SOPHOCLES BY F.BARBEDIENNE FOUNDRY
A finely cast Bronze sculpture of Sophocles by F.Barbedienne Foundry dating around the last quarter of the 19th.Century.
Sophocles was one of the most influential writers of ancient Greece.He was an Athenian from the deme (village community) of Colonus.
A famous Greek playwright and poet,he wrote 123 plays during the course of his life,but today only 7 survived in a comlpete state.He died in 404.
The base is clearly inscribed F.Barbedienne Fondeur,and depicts a beautifully modelled Sophocles wearing a toga.
This fine french bronze is in excellent condition and has a perfect patina,standing 17 Inches in height with the base measuring 6" x 4 3/4".
A sought after bronze of exceptionally good quality by one the the finest french foundries who produced such works throughout the entire 19th century.
A very collectable and substantial sculpture making a fine investment piece for the descerning buyer.
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