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Revolutionary General Napoleon Bonaparte - A Bronze Bust

Revolutionary General Napoleon Bonaparte - A Bronze Bust,

A bronze bust portraying a the youthful commander of the Army of Italy in bicorne hat and general’s uniform, after Émile-Louis Picault, cast by the Pinedo foundry, Paris and applied with a miniature Legion d’Honneur to the breast, the whole set on a verde antico stepped base applied with ormolu mounts. The reverse of the bust cast with the bronze guarantee foundry mark.

The Pinedo bronze foundry was established before 1850 at 25 Rue de Bretagne. In 1855, L. Pinedo relocated the foundry to 110 Rue St. Louis-au-Marias.  In 1865 the sculptor Emile Pinedo (1840-1916) took over the the running of the firm, which, operating thenceforth under the trade name Emile Pinedo & Fils, produced art bronzes and furnishings from studios at 18 Boulevard du Prince Eugene and 49 Rue de Bondy.

 

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