BARTHOLDI, FREDERIC AUGUSTE. Photograph of Bartholdi and the Statue of Liberty’s Left Hand, signed by Bartholdi Paris, ca. 1875. A splendid view of the Statue of Liberty under construction, signed and inscribed by Bartholdi on the mount. This photograph shows Frederic Auguste Bartholdi working in his studio on his colossal sculpture, Liberty Enlightening the World, better known as The Statue of Liberty. Bartholdi is believed to be the man at the left.