Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Barbedienne Bust of Lucius Verus

Auction:
2835B
Lot:
132
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2835B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 18, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Barbedienne Bust of Lucius Verus, France, 19th century, after the antique, cast bronze signed "F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR," seal inscribed with "REDUCTION MECHANIQUE A. COLLAS BREVETE," ht. 28 1/2 in.

N.B. The original antique sculpture of Roman Emperor Lucius Verus (c. 180-183 AD) is in the collection of the Louvre, and is formerly of the Borghese family collection. Lucius Verus was co-Emperor with Marcus Aurelius from 161-169 AD.
Estimate $500-700

Back footrim bent. Slight dent to torso. Width at shoulders 13", maximum depth 11 1/4".


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Lucius Verus, France, the Louvre, Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, co-Emperor with Marcus Aurelius

Departments

Specialists