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A bronze bust with green-brown patina representing Marie-Louise.

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Lorenzo Bartolini ( 1777 - 1850 )

A bronze bust with green-brown patina representing Marie-Louise.


A bronze bust with green-brown patina representing Marie-Louise Archiduchess of Austria and Empress of France (Marie Louise, Maria Luigia d'Asburgo-Lorena, Duchessa di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla, Vienna 1791–1847 Parma), second wife of Napoleon.





 

Provenance

French collection 

Literature

M. Tinti, Lorenzo Bartolini, vol. II, Rome, 1936, pl. VIII.

Detail Description

A bronze bust with green-brown patina representing Marie-Louise Archiduchess of Austria and Empress of France (Marie Louise, Maria Luigia d'Asburgo-Lorena, Duchessa di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla, Vienna 1791–1847 Parma), second wife of Napoleon. Wearing a diadem decorated with the imperial emblem, an eagle in a laurel wreath from which emerge some curls, her braided hair raised in a bun, she is dressed in a simple antique tunic held by a small fibula on her right shoulder. With the inscription: MARIE- LOUISE IMPERATRICE. It rests on the original rectangular base in rouge griotte marble.

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