Auguste Marie Barreau (French, d.1922)
Young Woman in Grecian Dress
A gilt and patinated bronze statue, signed on the base and inscribed “Médaille d’Or à l’Exposition des Beaux Arts 1865” and “Acheté par l’État”.
Born in France, Auguste Marie Barreau, was a sculptor active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and the Exposition des Beaux Arts of 1865 where he won a gold medal for this Classical figure. Barreau died in 1922.
Benezit. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. (1999).