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“Berger Allemand Assis” 'German Shepherd' French Bronze Sculpture by Louis Riché

US$3,100

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A fine gilt and patinated bronze sculpture that captures the figure of an Alsatian, often noted in literature as a German Shepherd. He is situated with an alert and friendly profile while seated over a rocky naturalistic base. The complex patina is notable with a rich brown chemical patina under a vibrant gilt wash with rubbed bronze highlights. Louis Riché is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the Alsatian, with a large series of figures capturing the personality and gait of the canine. A prolific Animalier, Riché studied under sculptor Georges Gardet and started exhibiting at Salon 1896 where he continued to exhibit regularly, though pausing from exhibitions during both World Wars. While a large portion of his work was cast with Thiebaut Frères, he partnered with numerous major foundries of the era including Colin et Cie, Jollet et Cie, Risler et Carré and Societe des Bronzes. Measurements: 20” H x 19” W x 6 1/2” D.

Details

  • Creator
    Louis Riché (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent condition, original patina with very minor wear. Cleaned, waxed and polished.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 908ICS24L | Silla, ltd.1stDibs: LU1059018732592

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    Ships From: Shippensburg, PA
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