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Rare French Bronze Sculpture "Persian Hunter with Cheetah" by Alfred Dubucand

US$9,500

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A very fine and quite rare model of Un Chasseur Persan au Guépard, conceived in 1878 and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1879; it was for this group that Dubucand was awarded the rare honor of a Gold Medal. It is a very infrequent find on the open market and was cast with several variations. The common arrangement is the horse, rider and cheetah situated over a naturalistic base with a plaque on the front edge; other arrangements show just the rider without the cheetah. And the present example captures the rider and cheetah on horseback but without the naturalistic base. The model shows every indication that it was intentionally cast for presentation over the present rouge marble base, as the horse's rear left proper leg angle was cast at a notably different angle in order to accommodate the square rouge marble block. The surface is beautifully cast with much of the detail passing through directly from the mold into the present cast with little evidence of cold tooling other than the minor cleaning up typical of foundry work. It was finished in a fine overall warm brown chemical patina and augmented with gilt highlights throughout, all preserved under beeswax and presenting beautifully. Similar examples: Christies, New York, Sale 3711 Interiors, 24 February 2015, lot 361 Sladmore Gallery, "Chasse a la Gazelle, c. 1870", situated over naturalistic base with total height of 17", model cast without the cheetah Artist Listings & Bibliography: Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de L'École Française, Vol. II, Stanislas Lami, Kraus-Thomson, 1970, p. 231-232 Art Bronzes, Michael Forrest, 1988, p. 474 The Animaliers, James Mackay, 1973, p. 60 Animals in Bronze, Christopher Payne, 1986, p. 402 E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. IV, Gründ, 2006, p. 1225-26 Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century: A Dictionary of Sculptors, Pierre Kjellberg, p. 299-301 Measurements: 21 3/4" H [19 1/2" H figure only] x 6 3/4" D x 18 3/8" W Condition Report: Casting flaw to the back of horse's left proper front leg (not in any way destabilizing). Loss to a portion of the reigns going from the harness to the hunter's hand. Tail tightened from the inside, visually in excellent condition but remains fragile and susceptible to loosening again if pressure is applied to it. Patina in good overall condition with minor age appropriate wear to the patina, more notable on the parcel gilding. Ring on the end of the cheetah's leash replaced. Base in good overall condition with minor wear and chipping. We believe the base to be original as the sculpture was cast specifically to fit the base, note the cast angle of the rear left proper hoof, which was cast at a different angle than used on naturalistic bronze bases.

Details

  • Creator
    Alfred Dubucand (Sculptor),
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.75 in. (55.25 cm)Width: 18.38 in. (46.69 cm)Depth: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
  • Style
    Romantic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. See condition notes in description text.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 106TPP17L1stDibs: LU1059024551352

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