Ferdinand Barbedienne ‘Day’ After Michelangelo Buonarrotti (1475-1564)

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Bronze reduction of ‘Day’ by Achilles Collas for Barbedienne with rich patina and gilt highlights.  From the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de Medici, St Lorenzo.
France, circa 1860

Length 12 inches
Height 6.5 inches
Depth 4 inches

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This exceptional bronze casting was produced by one of Paris’ most eminent 19th century Bronziers: Ferdinand Barbedienne. This male figure of ‘day’ is a reduction taken directly from the life-size original carved for the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de Medici in St Lorenzo,  Florence. Day sits atop the casket lid opposite a female figure representing night, the female figure accompanied by an owl.

Retaining the original wooden Base and rich patina.

France, circa 1860

Length 20.5inches
Height 14inches

Achilles Collas (1795-1859) joined Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) to produce bronze reductions after the antique to a discerning international clientele.

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