Barthelemy Prieur
(Berzieux, 1538 - Paris, 1611)
Workshop of

Maria de'Medici, 17th century

Bronze Transparent reddish patina, traces of dark patina
sculpture: 22 x 16 x 8 cm
Barthelemy Prieur was the court sculptor of Henry IV and his wife Marie de' Medici. In addition to creating monumental works for the royal couple, he also produced a series of small studio bronzes, vaguely erotic, depicting naked Venerinas in various attitudes.

The bust proposed here depicts Mary de' Medici and was born paired with that of her husband, Henry IV. Being replicated in the foundry as diplomatic gifts, it is possible to see some replicas of varying quality, made by the workshop or attributable to the hand of the master.
€ 6.000,00 / 9.000,00
€ 2.800,00
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