A spaniel bringing a pheasant
By Prosper Lecourtier (1851-1924) – Signed on the base.
Bronze with numismatic patina.
H. 4,5 in ; Total Width : 6,3 in
Prosper LECOURTIER (1851-1924)
French animal sculptor, Prosper Lecourtier learns in the Emannuel fremiet’s studio. Inheriting his passion for animals, however he produced smaller works. Expressing his talent in various hunting scenes, he differs from his master by the expression of the movement of his subjects. Lecourtier, by his apprenticeship with Frémiet and also his technical virtuosity, has a deep sense of naturalism in the anatomical modeling and expressions.
Prosper Lecourtier exhibited in Paris from 1875 until his death in 1924. He won several medals at the Salon and Universal exhibitions.
He is the authos of a cast iron statue – Le Cerf, in Wassy park (France, Haute-Marne)