Antique bronze sculpture ”Mother bear and her cub ” was executed by listed French sculptor Paul-Edouard Delabrière (Delabrièrre), born in 1829 Paris, died 1912. He was a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Delestre. Salon debut with Lévrier tenant un lièvre sous sa patte. Realist, influenced by Antoine-Louis Barye. And the anecdot. Emphasizing (hunts and fight scenes) animal skulptures.. Species and breeds in stone, plaster, terracotta, wax, iron casting and especially bronze (statues, groups, statuettes; most recently often in the art trade). It’s famous also a bronze medallion Madame D. (1878) for the cemetery Père Lachaise. Member of the Society of the French Artists.
Works: AMIENS, Mus. de Picardie: Panthère de l ´Inde et un héron, Bronze, 1859 (Mention honorable). PARIS, Louvre: L ´équitation, Giebel Sculpt., Stein, 1875 (lt. Bénézit)
Exhibitions: 1848-98 (due to Lami) or 1904 (du to Thieme/Becker); Paris, Salon.
Literature: ThB8, 1913. Lami II, 1916; Bénézit III, 1976; Mackay, 1977; 4. Kjellberg, 1987. – Renard, 1985; Apollo 123:1986° Juni)58; Architectural digest 43:1986° Nov.) Beil. 4; The animal in sculpt. Amer. and Europ., 19th and 20th c. (K Graham Gall.), N.Y. 1987; Apollo 129:1989° April)18; Architectural digest 46-:1989como June) A27.
Inscription: signed on the base.
Technique: bronze, dark brown patina.
Measurements: h. 7 1/2" x diameter of round base 8 1/4" (19 x 21 cm ).
Condition: in very good condition.