117 W Burd St. Shippensburg, PA 17257 United States 717.708.9017
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$ 1,650

“Lion Cub” French Antique Bronze Sculpture by Isidore Bonheur and Peyrol

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Bronze
W. 6.5 in; H. 3.75 in; D. 2.63 in;
W. 16.51 cm; H. 9.53 cm; D. 6.68 cm;
Condition Good.
Signed I. BONHEUR in base, stamped PEYROL
Item # 908DJP15P

With a silky smooth chemical patina finished under a rich wax layer, this small antique French cabinet bronze absolutely glows. Cast by Hippolyte Peyrol, Isidore and Rosa Bonheur's brother-in-law, the piece is signed in his tiny cold stamp along the edge "PEYROL" and exhibits the extraordinary attention to detail common to all pieces cast by his foundry. This sensitive work is an endearing look at the lion cub as it seems to stalk a small prey, its body somewhat pensive and crouched with alert eyes and a confident stature. As one of the accessible Animaliers of the Romantic Realism movement, Isidore Bonheur's work is so rich and enjoyable with a breadth of animal life ranging from the farm to the jungles. The small size and extraordinary quality of this piece allow it to be deeply enjoyed in almost any setting without dominating the room.

Measurements: 3 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 5/8" D

Condition Report:
Excellent original condition, some rubbing wear to ribs from handling, otherwise perfect condition.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 908DJP15P
Incollect Reference Number 322252
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