Attributed to Hippolyte Francois Moreau, the large detailed bronze sculpture stands on a circular black marble base and depicts a finely dressed huntsman of the Louis XV period, accompanied by his two hounds dogs; the hunter is featured gripping his horn in his right hand while holding the rope of his two canine companions with his left hand, with a sword hanging to his left side waist. The heavy vintage composition is in excellent condition with a rich patinated finish and is signed on the base Moreau; decorate a hunting lodge or a ranch with this large bronze sculpture! Weight: 72 pounds.
Hippolyte Francois Moreau (1832-1927), was a French sculptor famous for his bronze statues of people compositions. Born in Dijon, France, and son of the renowned sculptor Jean-Baptiste Moreau, he grew up learning from his father’s workshop. As a young man, Moreau moved to Paris to study further under Francois Jouffroy at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, first exhibiting at the Salon of French artists in 1863 and continuing to show work there until 1914. In both 1878 and 1900, he won medals for his work—large scale, decorative pieces such as vases and statuettes—at the Universal Exposition in Paris. Among his notable sculptures is his 1880 statue of the celebrated French mathematician Alexis Clairaut, which now permanently occupies one of the facades of the City Hall of Paris. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and today many of his works are collected in the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon.
Measures: Diameter 13″