A French patinated bronze portrait bust of François- Marie Arouet (1694 1778) known as Voltaire
after a model by Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741- 1828)
F. Barbedienne foundry
late 19th/early 20th century
Incised F. BARBEDIENNE.Fondeur., pastille mark RÉDUCTION MÉCANIQUE A. COLLAS and engraved 122, raised on circular socle.
height 17 1/2in (44.5cm)