A very fine late 19th Century Animalier bronze study of a stretching mastiff with excellent rich black/green patina and fabulous hand chased surface detail, signed CH. Gremion
Height: 9 cm
Width: 18 cm
Condition: Excellent Condition
An animalier is an artist, mainly from the 19th century, who specializes in, or is known for, skill in the realistic portrayal of animals. "Animal painter" is the more general term for earlier artists. Although the work may be in any genre or format, the term is most often applied to sculptors and painters.
Although many earlier examples can be found, animalier sculpture became more popular, and reputable, in early 19th-century Paris with the works of Antoine-Louis Barye (1795–1875), for whom the term was coined