Charles Delhommeau (French, 1883 - 1912)
Born in Paris on March 21st 1883, the early part of his career was devoted to the traditional art of portrait busts, heads and bas-reliefs. Later he turned for his subject matter, exclusively to animal sculpture. His works as an Animalier include studies of the Panther, the Gazelle, the Serval and other figures of wild animals.
His work was exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and his striking sculpture of a Mandrill monkey was on show at the Antiquaires du Louvre in 1983. Delhommeau produced a small but highly sensitive collection of Animalier sculpture which contributes to the transition of this genre from the nineteenth century into the modern sensibilities. He was a contemporary in both age and style with such greats as Alberic Collin and Francois Pompon.
Large Walking Panther, c. 1930
A fine quality, twentieth century bronze model of a 'Large Walking Panther' by Charles Delhommeau (French, 1883-1970). This bronze was cast by the lost wax process at the Leblanc Barbedienne & Fils, Paris circa 1931. Before casting it was signed and inscribed in the wax 'C. Delhommeau, Cire Perdue, Leblanc Barbedienne & Fils a Paris'. It has a medium brown patina with green undertones.
30 x 60 x 14 cm
11 3/4" x 23 1/2" x 5 1/2"
(height x length x depth)