An antique, French, 19th century statuette of a freestanding figure representing Henry IV as a young boy. Cast mark (base): Bosio. This piece was extremely popular in the 19th century.
An important sculptor, Napoleon I commissioned Bosio to make the bas-reliefs for the column of the Place Vend̫me. King Louis XVIII made him a court sculptor, and Charles X bestowed the title baron on him.
MAKER Baron Bosio (French, 1768-1845)
DATE c. 1824-25
DIMENSIONS Width 5 Depth 7 Height 18 in.
CONDITION Note: missing sword blade.