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Jean-Auguste Barre (1811-1896), French, circa 1852
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PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLEON
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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Jean-Auguste Barre (1811-1896), French, circa 1852
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PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLEON
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Jean-Auguste Barre (1811-1896), French, circa 1852
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PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLEON
patinated plaster
signed and dated A.Barre Fecit 1852
72.5 x 54 cm; 28 1/2 x 21 1/3 in.
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Catalogue Note

Sought after for his small size full-length portraits of renowned actresses and dancers, such as Fanny Essler, Marie Taglioni or Rachel, Jean-Auguste Barre was also the official portraitist of Napoleon III and his family.

Elected President of the Republic in December 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte became the Emperor Napoleon II by a coup d'état on 2 December 1851. More than twenty-five different likenesses of him were created, helping to legitimise his authority. On 7 May 1852, the Ministry of Interior commissioned Barre to carve a marble of the present model and five further marbles were subsequently made. Two bronze casts are also known, both in the National Archives. 

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris