Paul-Edouard Delabrierre (1829 - French 1912)
Delabrierre was born in 1829 in Paris, where he later became an important member of the Animalier school in the late 19th Century. Having been educated by the painter Jean Baptiste-Delestre, he found his true talent in sculpture and later made his debut at the Salon of 1848, where he showed a wax model titled ‘Terrier holding a Hare’. Due to the success of his early work, Delabrierre went on to exhibit more than seventy works at the Salon over a period of fifty years. He was greatly influenced by the great master Antoine Louis-Barye and the violent emotions he capture within his combat works.. The façade of the Louvre incorporated one of his most ambitious pieces ‘L’Equitation’ which he sculpted in 1857. His work can also be found in the Museum of Amiens. His well finished, detailed and realistic depictions of animals, particularly lions, make him one of the greatest Animalier sculptors. Delabrierre died in 1912.
Huntsman and Hounds, c.1880