Lot 93: Barbedienne (Ferdinand, 1810-1892). Trumpeters and Young Girls Dancing, bronze relief, after Luca della Robbia's Cantoria panel in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, 53.5 x 49cm (21 x 19.25ins), contemporary oak frame. Luca della Robbia began his Cantoria, originally designed as an organ loft but later used to hold choir singers, for the Cathedral of Florence in 1431. He worked for seven years on the project, eventually producing ten exquisitely detailed panels depicting the celebratory text of Psalm 150. The French sculptor Ferdinand Barbedienne established his foundry in 1838, initially producing high quality bronze castings of classical sculptures, but later also works by living artists. (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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