A very fine early 20th Century French bronze entitled "Chien et Tortue", the piece modelled as a hound studying a tortoise with an inquisitive look. The surface of the sculpture has an excellent rich brown patina and very fine hand finished detail. Signed A.Jacquement and stamped 'A.D' for the Delafontaine foundry.
Height: 15 cm
Width: 18 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Alfred Henri Jacquemart (1824–1896)
was a distinguished French sculptor renowned for his exceptional contributions to 19th-century art. Born in Paris, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under celebrated sculptor James Pradier. Jacquemart's oeuvre is characterized by a meticulous attention to detail and a profound understanding of anatomy, showcasing his mastery of the sculptor's craft. His sculptures, often inspired by historical and mythological themes, graced public spaces and private collections alike. Notably, he collaborated with the famed architect Viollet-le-Duc on decorative elements for prominent Parisian buildings. Jacquemart's work earned him acclaim at various international exhibitions, including the Paris Salon. His legacy endures through his intricate sculptures, displayed in museums such as the Louvre, preserving the artistic essence of 19th-century France. Alfred Henri Jacquemart's impact on the world of sculpture remains a testament to his artistic prowess and enduring influence.
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