Antique Bronze Bas Relief Portrait of Marie Amelie de Bourbon

May 20, 2017

A superb French oval bronze bas relief portrait of Marie-Amelie de Bourbon, wife of Louis Philippe (king of France 1830-48) and the last queen of France.  Cast, hand-chased and signed with an incised signature "Caunois" 1833, this lovely image was produced soon after the restoration of the monarchy.  Francois Augustin Caunois (1787 - 1859) was a celebrated sculptor and bronze medal maker in the first half of the 19th century.  Presented in original ebonised frame.  France, 1833.

 

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