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  • "Doe in Stride” by Andre-Vincent Becquerel (French, 1893-1981)
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"Doe in Stride” by Andre-Vincent Becquerel (French, 1893-1981)

Price:  $6,800.00

ITEM #: 806OZQ02L

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DOE IN STRIDE” BY ANDRE-VINCENT BECQUEREL (FRENCH, 1893-1981)
In patinated bronze, signed in base "A Becquerel", numbered "36", stamped "BRONZE"
Item # 806OZQ02L


An exceptional and rare figure by André-Vincent Becquerel modeling a doe in stride, it is sculpted with a textured skin that only hints at her ribs while remaining layered and loosely impressionistic.  It is a very sensitive work where her entire body is tensed and fully alert as she pauses to observe a distant sound.  It is this frozen motion of the doe that is so common to us and is fascinating as a viewer, her leg held in awkward pose as she interprets her surroundings before moving forward.  The work is signed A. Becquerel, numbered 36 and cold stamped BRONZE in the naturalistic base.

Literature

  • Animals in Bronze, Christopher Payne, 2002, p. 396 (biography)
  • E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006, Vol. I, p. 1463 (biography)
  • Dictionary of Western Sculptors in Bronze, James Mackey, 1977, p. 38 (biography)
  • Art Deco and other figures, Bryan Catley, 1989, p. 41-44 (depicting a series of his work, present sculpture not included) 

Measurements:  21 1/4 W x 3 1/2 D x 11 3/8 H

Condition Report:
Original patina in excellent condition; trace verdigris oxidization in crevices.