Jument et Son Poulain

GBP 5,500.00

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Object Description

Heart-warming bronze study of a mare with her young foal frolicking between her protective legs, a feed bowl placed in front of her with the whole subject raised on a highly detailed naturalistic base, signed FRATIN. The bronze surface with incredible hand chased detail and with an appealing lightly worn golden brown patina that serves to accentuate the detail of the subjects.

Object History

Christope Fratin (French, 1801 ~ 1864) Fratin was born in Metz, the son of a taximerdist, from whom he acquired a sound knowledge of anatomy. He began exhibiting at the Salon in 1831 showing wax models of the English thoroughbred ‘Farmer’ and a study of Two Bulldogs fighting over a Hare. He worked exclusively as an animalier and produced numerous small busts of dogs, horses, domestic animals and their prey. He exhibited at the salon from 1831 to 1839 and from 1850 to 1864. Among his best known works is the group of two eagles guarding their prey in New York’s Central Park.

Object Literature

Illustrated/referenced in the following publications:

Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne

Bronzes of the 19th C by Pierre Kjellberg

Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders by Berman

Les Bronzes Animaliers by Jean-Charles Hachet

Object Condition

Excellent Original Condition with lightly worn patina that adds character and detail to the overall surface of the bronze

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0) 7971850405

Dealer Location

Gallery Eighty Five
85a Portobello Road
W11 2QB