A delightful Art Deco French animalier bronze study of a beautiful young newly born foal, captured with a charming look that would make any onlooker smile, patinaed with a deep green colour and finished with a smooth tactile surface. Signed I .Rochard to inside of hind leg.
Height: 18 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Book Ref Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres,Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs by Emmanuel Benezit
Page No: 1197
Irénée René Rochard (French, 1906 ~ 1984) – born in Villefranche sur Saône in 1906, his mother was a painter and his brother was the actor-singer Armand Mestral. Rochard chose the course of an artist’s life and turned to animal sculpture in order, as he used to say “pay tribute to animals”. On leaving the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 22, he won first prize for a life-size panther sculpture and many other prizes and awards followed throughout his career. In the 1920’s Rochard frequently met with other animal sculptors, including François Pompon and Edouard Sandoz.