On triangular bronze pedestal, with Latin inscriptions on two sides, the base inscribed 'F. BARBEDEINNE. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR' and with Réduction Mechanique cachet
3634 in. (93.4 cm.) high, 22 in. (58.9 cm.) wide
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Illustrated in the 1886 catalogue of the Parisian bronze-founder F. Barbedienne, the caryatid nymphs are two-fifth reductions of Germain Pilon's celebrated 'Graces', executed for the monument of Henri II (d. 1566), which has been displayed at the Louvre since 1816.

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