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    Sale 2035

    19th Century European Art and Orientalist Art

    22 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    Alfred Dubucand (French, 1828-1894)

    Hunting in the Sahara

    Price Realised  

    Alfred Dubucand (French, 1828-1894)
    Hunting in the Sahara
    signed 'DUBUCAND' (on the base)
    bronze with brown patina and gilt
    height: 17½ in. (44.5 cm.)


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    A student of Justin-Marie Lequien and Antoine Louis Barye, Alfred Dubucand exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon from 1867 until 1883. A well established and prolific animalier sculptor, he often depicted the local animals of North Africa. In 1879 he won a third place medal for a small bronze group entitled Un chasseur persan au guépard.

    Literature

    M. Forrest, Art Bronzes, Pennsylvania, 1988, p. 210, no. 3.136 (another cast illustrated).