Animalier Bronze of an Owl on a Tree Stump


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Animalier Bronze of an Owl on a Tree Stump

A small fine animalier bronze of an owl about to swoop on a toad. A good, deep brown patina and with excellent, sensitive afterwork, mounted on the original black marble base. Signed in the casting 'A. Cerrien 1846' and engraved to the front of the bronze base with the title 'Moyen Due'.
h:4 ins x 4 3/4 ins x 3 1/8 ins
We can find almost nothing about the sculptor of this fine, accomplished, bronze work, save that he seems to have been amongst a close group of friends of Jean Meissonier (1815-1891). In his 19th century biography by Octave Greard, Cerrien is always referred to as in the past and '..dear Cerrien, the remembrance of whom is so constantly in my mind......'. One wonders if this was a talent who died young; this work dated to the beginnings of the Animalier Movement and the work of Antoine-Louis Barye, around 1830.


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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