Made in France in the 1930's this sculpture reflect the democratic desire of that time to produced affordable art . It is metal instead of bronze but the quality of design is here .It was done with the same casting than a bronze and the detail of the piece are very fine . This type of "wild life " themes were very popular in the era .Irenee Rochard Animal Sculpture With Marble Base Circa 1930’s. Impressive, large, patinated metal on marble base animal sculpture by Irenee Rochard (1906-1984). Famous for bringing his animal subjects to life, giving them an intelligence to bring out their personality, their greatness, or their fierceness. Tirelessly, he created hundreds of animals in their daily attitudes with such a Delicacy that we are brought to think they stood still only for an instant, just to be admired. Signed on the marble .Truthfully a great decorative piece .
Size H.21 x L.26 base 25 x 8 , good antique condition ,Belgium and onyx marble base