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CHRISTOPHE FRATIN-BRONZE-IRISH SETTER

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SKU: GD9164/APR18

CHRISTOPHE FRATIN-BRONZE-IRISH SETTER

£4,550.00

CHRISTOPHE FRATIN

1801 – 1864

Irish setter’

Circa 1831
Signed
Height: 10¼ inches / 26 cm
Width: 14 inches / 35.6 cm
Depth: 4½ inches / 11.4 cm
Stock number: GD9164/APR18
Price: £4550

A rare bronze model of an Irish setter, standing at the alert, with a rubbed dark brown patination, by Christophe Fratin, a very early example of his work, superbly modelled and cast. The bronze is signed by Fratin with the ‘N’ reversed which is how he signed his early works. The base of the bronze is signed ‘Iere Epreuve 1831’ (first cast) and as Fratin first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1831, this is one of his ealiest works.

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.

 

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