This dramatic sculpture depicts a mother Mountain Goat protecting her two kids from an eagle's attack. To call it "spectacular" is certainly appropriate. The details of the eagle attacking the little goats are of a great quality (see the feathers). The determination of the mother goat's resolve in her defense of her young is clear. The little kids' faces show the fear they feel. The top of the mountain is silvered, so it looks like an icy top.
Edouard Drouot, born in Sommevoire, France, April 3, 1859; deceased in Paris May 22, 1945. (He is described amply in "The Dictionary of Sculptors" by Pierre Kjellberg. His exhibitions at the Salon began in 1889.
This sculpture has the following inscriptions: E. Drouot (sculptor); R. Patroilleau (editors); Salon des Beaux Arts (Paris).
It is very large, measures 31 and 1/2 inches high (80 cm); 27 inches long (68.5 cm); 10 inches wide (26.5 cm). The sculpture weighs 35.5 kg (about 80 lbs); The marble weighs 14.5 kg (about 31 lbs); for a total or about 50 kgs (110 lbs).
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