827 Antique Grand Tour French Bronze Sculpture Male Figure Cherub Clodion Barbediene

Fine pair of chisel cast French Patinated Bronze Figures after Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814) in very dark brown patination. Mid Nineteenth Century. Firmly attributed to the Jules Graux’s Foundry 

The standing male and female couple in period dress standing beside a tree trunk on a square naturalistic base. Both playing exotic Victorian musical instruments. 

Clodion popularized this subject and created a number of variations of the theme. 

Condition: Superb untouched condition with exceptional patination, no foundry signature, but firmly attributed to Jules Graux Fonderie. 

Height (entire as image one) 10” (25.5cm) Depth (at base) 4” (10cm) Width (at base) 3.5” (9cm) 

Pair €2250.00