A Bronze Animalier Sculpture of a Horse
A beautifully sculpted bronze depicting a mare and her foal and entitled 'Jument et sons & Poulain'.
By Christophe Fratin 1801-1864.
Chritophe Fratin was one of the leading animalier sculptors of Nineteenth Century France. Fratin's father was a taxidermist from whom he gained a deep understanding of anatomy. This enabled him to depict animals in superbly life like poses and show them as they would be found in nature- often eating or in motion. His training with the great artist Gericault refined this natural ability and led to him being one of the most sought after sculptors in Nineteenth Century France.