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Petit Pecheur Napolitain Bronze Francois Rude Original

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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Bronze: Pre 1900: Item # 1241087

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This is a original bronze casting of Francois Rude's well known bronze figure Le Petit Pecheur Napolitian.This was cast by the Barbedienne foundry in France and could be as early as the 1850's. Rude was the first living artist that the foundry worked with starting in 1843.Barbedienne cast this figure in 3 sizes. This one is 10 1/2 by 9 1/2 the mid size.In good original finish with some normal age related rubbings to he patina.This figure has sold in this size for between $3000.00 to $5000.00 at auction a number of times.Fresh from the estate of a old time dealer in the 50's.