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    Fine quality early 19thc French bronze bust of Napoleon on marble base

    Fine quality early 19thc French bronze bust of Napoleon on marble base

    $3,100 (approx conversion from £2250)

    Item details

    A fine quality early 19th century (circa 1810) French bronze bust of Napoleon supported on marble base, after an original bust of Emperor Napoleon (1769-1821) by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:

    This bronze bust of Napoloeon is a fine example and is supported on a sienna marble base with bronze eagle and wreath decoration – the French Imperial Eagle and wreath being emblems of Napoleon.

    Antonio Canova, the most celebrated Neoclassical artist in Europe, created a full size colossal marble statue of Napoleon as 'Mars Pacificus' and a bust was later derived from this statue.
     
    Provenance:  Private collection: Jenny Simpson, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

    This bronze is in very good condition for age and can go straight into a home or collection.

    Dimensions
    W: 11.5cm  (4.5")H: 35.5cm  (14")D: 11.5cm  (4.5")
    Code
    LVS1281
    Period
    19th Century

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