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Fine Patinated Bronze Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte by Renzo Colombo



The bust depicts Napoleon having a firm expression or a determined commander, wearing his bicorne hat, an eagle spreading its wings below him. Renzo Colombo (Italian 1856-1885), studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Art. After a period working in Rome he returned to his home town of Gallarate where he executed busts, medals and funerary monuments, producing his Tasso Morente in 1878, partially inspired by the Napoleon by Vicenza Vela. Having worked in Genoa and Marsiglia, he was appointed artistic director of the Musee Grevin in Paris in 1884 and began exhibiting at the Salon. His bust of Napoleon was presented there in 1885.


  • Creator
    Renzo Colombo (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Diameter: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
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    New York, NY
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    Seller: SB031716-041stDibs: LU4745223998202

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