London, South Kensington
17 July 2007
A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF A STRETCHING HOUND
AFTER EMMANUEL FRÉMIET (1824-1910), THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The base inscribed E.FREMIET and with mark to reverse 842
4in. (10cm.) high
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Some of Frémiet's earliest recorded sculptures are of small domestic animals, and this particular model is one of his earliest, circa 1844. See Christopher Payne, Animals in Bronze, Antique Collectors' Club 1988, page 200, D6.
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