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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. statue of the 'Allégorie de l'Histoire' by Georges Bareau and F. Barbedienne

List: $18,900.00

A beautiful French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated bronze and ormolu statue of the 'Allégorie de l'Histoire' by Georges Bareau and F. Barbedienne. This "Symbol of History" statue is a beautiful collaboration by renowned sculptor George Bareau and celebrated... — Read More

  • Item # 10620
  • H: 19.25 in L: 18.5 in D: 7.5 in

    H: 49 cm L: 47 cm D: 19 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Bronze, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Ferdinand Barbedienne Read More , Georges Bareau Read More
  • Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810 – 1892), a renowned French Bronzier. Between 1850 and 1854 his firm, Barbedienne, provided furnishings in the Renaissance Revival style for the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. They received numerous medals at the International Exhibitions, including medals in three different classes at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London.
    Georges Marie Valentin Bareau, (Born 1866 in Paimboeuf and died in 1931 in Nantes), was a French sculptor. Bareau attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied with Charles Gauthier and Gabriel-Jules Thomas. Bareau exhibited at the Salon from 1889 and upon his death, bequeathed all of his works to the city of Saint-Nazaire.
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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. statue of the 'Allégorie de l'Histoire' by Georges Bareau and F. Barbedienne