Louis Albert Carvin was a French sculptor, born in 1875 and died in 1951. He was known primarily for his sculptures of animals. He worked in bronze, spelter, and terra cotta. Naturally, the bronze sculptures are considered the most valuable, and probably have the greatest appreciation value.
This extraordinary bronze sculpture of two German Shepherds (old style! usually called Alsatians) titled "Bonne Garde", signed L. Carvin. The term 'Alsatian' originated in Western Europe after the ar, since anything 'German' was not looked on favorably by England, France, etc. The English, to this day, call German Shepherds 'Alsatians.' The original 'style' of the breed was strictly a 'form followed function' style. Through the years since the breed was established in 1899, there have been changes in the conformation of the dog, although it still is a wonderful breed from which to select working dogs.
Statue is 9 1/2 inches tall, by 7 3/8 inches wide.
The artist, Louis Albert Carvin, 1875-1951 (French).
Lovely green marble base.