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French Bronze Rare Sculpture of a Panther Bunting Signed André Vincent Becquerel

$17,875

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A rare and fabulous French Art Deco large bronze signed sculpture of a bunting panther by Andre Vincent Becquerel, French, 1893-1981 This lovely cast, in a warm dark brown patina with green undertones is sculpted with highly stylized anatomical details. The sculpture rests on self base. Becquerel's favorite subject matter was cats. He often captured them in a natural setting, stretching, stalking, clawing at a tree stump or walking in tandem. The model offered here with the panther bunting/rubbing against a stump of a tree is a rare version. This innate feline behavior is seen as a sign of affection, or of a transfer of their scent to claim territory or marking you as a friend. Becquerel was born in northern France. He attended the École des Beaux-arts in Paris and studied in the ateliers of Hector Lemaître and Prosper Lecourtier, the Animalier sculptor. He also worked with Charles Valton, who had studied under both Barye and Fremiet, two other renown animalier sculptors. He began exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1914 and continued to do so for the rest of his career. In 1944 Becquerel was awarded a bronze medal by The ‘Artistes Français’ and a gold medal in 1945. In 1952 he won the Prix de l’Yser, which made him hors concours and thus above the future competition process. Cubist, Impressionism, Expressionism, Futurism, Modernism, Realism, Cubism, Piero Palazzolo, Abstract Sculptures, Figurative Sculptures, Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures, Natural Specimens Biblio mention of the artist : Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs” by E. Benezit. Gründ. Art deco and other figures by Brian Catley. Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours by Jean Charles Hachet, Argus Valentines. pg. 190 The dictionary of sculptors in bronze by James Mackay. Antique collectors club. Animals in bronze by Christopher Payne. Mascottes passion by Michel Legrand, Antic show éditions. Mascottes automobiles by Michel Legrand, EPA éditions.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 24.75 in. (62.87 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Mottling of original patina with dark brown and green areas, some minor imperfections barely visible.
  • Seller Location
    New York City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU901326438362

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