Isidore Jules Bonheur, French (1827-1901) A large bronze model of a fox
Lot 385
Isidore Jules Bonheur, French (1827-1901) A large bronze model of a fox
Sold for £4,560 (US$ 7,479) inc. premium

Lot Details
Isidore Jules Bonheur, French (1827-1901)
A large bronze model of a fox
the crouching fox looking down a rabbit hole, on a naturalistic base, dark brown patination, signed I. BONHEUR, 24cm high x 61cm wide

Footnotes

  • Isidore Bonheur came from a family of important painters and sculptors. His sister was Rosa Bonheur the famous painter; his father was also a painter who first taught him the skill, and his uncle by marriage was a bronze founder who cast many of his works. He exhibited regularly at the salon from 1848 onwards, winning medals in 1865 and 1869 and a prestigious gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. His naturalistic studies of animals are now some of the most highly sought after works by any of the Animalier sculptors.

    Related Literature: Les Animaliers, J. Horswell, Antique Collector's Club, 1971, Suffolk.
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