Miniature Vienna Bronze French Napoleon Commander Sculpture Figurine Figure SALE

SKU: SA-279

Condition: This sculpture is in a perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions: Height 5 X Width 3
Weight:1 LBS
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

This bronze bust pays homage to the commanding martial figure, Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821). Renowned as Napoleon I, he held the title of Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. Beyond his military conquests, Napoleon's enduring legacy includes the Napoleonic code, a legal reconstruction that has significantly influenced civil law systems globally. However, he is most vividly remembered for his leadership during the Napoleonic Wars, wherein he sought to establish dominion over a substantial portion of Europe and promote revolutionary ideals. The sculpture captures Napoleon's imposing presence as he stands with unwavering pride, symbolizing the zenith of his fortunes. The portrayal extends to a poignant moment, notably marking his ultimate defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in June of 1815. The beholder witnesses the stoic demeanor of this historical figure, frozen in time, reflecting the complex legacy of a man who shaped European history. The artistic rendition is a testament to the sculptor's skill, with attention to detail evident in the expression and posture that conveys the essence of Napoleon's character. Crafted using the archaic method of lost-wax casting, this bronze bust attains a level of authenticity and detail that captures the nuances of Napoleon's likeness. The brown patina finish not only adds an antique allure to the sculpture but also serves as a preservative, ensuring the lasting legacy of this historical tribute. Signed by the artist Canova, the sculpture not only stands as a visual representation of a prominent historical figure but also as a timeless piece that invites contemplation on the complexities of Napoleon's impact on the world.