Revere Auctions
Live Auction

September: Fine Art, Furnishings, & Collectibles

Wed, Sep 28, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 338

Ferdinand Barbedienne Bronze Sculpture of Aeneas

Estimate: $2,300 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810-1892). Bronze sculpture depicting Aeneas carrying his father, Anchises, on his back and closely followed by his son, Ascanius. Ascanius turns back to glimpse the burning city of Troy while Anchises holds steadfastly to the vessel with his ancestors' ashes. A draped lion skin represents the family's ties to Aphrodite. Stamped "F. Barbedienne Fondeur" along the base of the pillar. Further stamped "Reduction Mecanique A. Collas Brevete" along the base.

Provenance: Unique Shoppe, Seattle, Washington, 1969; Private Minnesota Collection.

Height: 25 1/2 in x width: 11 in x depth: 12 in.


The sculpture is in good condition. The patina is rich and even. There are no visible losses or dents. Dirt and dust have collected in the recesses of the work. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

Available payment options

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Union Pay