Jean Baptiste, Auguste Clésinger French, 1814-1883 “Helene” F. Barbedienne.
Inscribed F. Barbedienne Fondeur Paris and with the Achille Collas seal.
Signed on Base: J. Clesinger.
A French bronze full length figure of helen of troy, cast from a model by Auguste Clésinger, shown wearing a light tunic exposing one breast, her head crowned with a tiara with gilt rosettes and turned to the right, her hair dressed in a long ribbon all’antica, wearing earrings and a serpent arm band, her tunic held by a morse on her left shoulder, her arms crossed, her right hand with a ring on the little finger and toying with the strings of her necklace, signed and dated J. Clesinger. Rome. 1860 and inscribed F. Barbedienne. Fondeur, with Collas Reduction Mechanique stamp, 19th century.