In 1836, French engineer Archlle Collas
invented a machine that enabled artists to
make proportionally perfect larger or smaller
duplicates of a sculpture. This process was
used to make copies of famous ancient works
of art, including the "Versailles Diana" now
housed in the Louvre,
a Roman marble work itself a copy of a Greek
original. This bronze version captures all the
strength and Classical beauty of the original in
a much more modest, personal scale.
Stamped "A. Collas Reduction Mechanique"