(1810 - 1892)
Ferdinand Barbedienne was active/lived in France. Ferdinand Barbedienne is known for heroic figure sculpture, foundry owner, miniature figures.
Biography Ferdinand Barbedienne
Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), was a highly important and prolific bronze founder of one of the most important French art foundries. He pioneered the use of mounts and, more commonly, bronze sculpture including figures and animals.
Barbedienne produced catalogues of bronze reproductions of Greek and Roman classical sculpture and experimented with champleve and cloisonne enamels during the third quarter of the century. Barbedienne exhibited several pieces of furniture at the 1855 Paris Exhibition including a gilt-bronze mounted oak dressing table and a gilt-bronze mounted ebony veneered bookcase. Both pieces were executed in his favoured Renaissance revival style for furniture. Furniture with mounts signed by Barbedienne is extre
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