"LIONNE à L'AFFUT" CAST AFTER MODEL BY ISIDORE JULES BONHEUR. With PEYROL foundry cachet, a fine lifetime cast Item # 902WGP02Z. "Stalking Lion", he also modeled an opposing Lioness that likewise walked an upward slope, both presumably with a prey in sight. Like all of his bronze sculptures, the present example was cast by his brother-in-law. With the naturalistic base bearing his tiny cold-stamped mark along the upper edge.The lion is expertly modeled with an intensity observed in every aspect of his figure. The sheer size of the beast is emphasized as he dominates the base completely, quietly creeping up to overlook the edge where unsuspecting prey presumably rest out of our view. His muscles are tensed and finely portrayed as he lowers his frame to rest one paw completely on the ground to maintain his cover. It is finished in a green and black chemical patina and is signed in his typical blocked script I.
BONHEUR on the rocky base. 8 1/4" H x 17 5/8" W x 5 D.
Condition Report: Very minor rubbing to relief. My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
You can read more about our gallery by clicking here. Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason. Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you! _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "ANTIQUE LION SCULPTURE French Bronze Statue by Isidore Jules Bonheur & Peyrol" is in sale since Wednesday, September 4, 2019.This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Brazil, Australia.