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Christ bronze Bust by Clesinger and Barbedienne

France  –  Circa 1895

HEIGHT: 11.5 in. (29 cm)
DIAMETER: 6 in. (15 cm)
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Marvellous Christ Bust in a brown patina bronze resting on a marble base ,after a model by Jean Baptiste Clesinger (French 1814-1883).Its name is marked on the side of the right shoulder.
The bronze was made by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French 1810-1892), owner of the most famous Foundry ever in France ( he made the bronzes for Rodin,Barye etc…)
This bust has belonged to a Diocesan Mission from 1899 to 1902, hence the brass plaque in front.

CREATOR: Jean-Baptiste Clesinger (Sculptor)
IN THE STYLE OF: Other
COUNTRY: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1895
MATERIALS: Bronze and Marble
CONDITION: Excellent
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 11.5 in. (29 cm)
DIAMETER: 6 in. (15 cm)