"Doe in Stride” by Andre-Vincent Becquerel (French, 1893-1981)
“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.
- 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
Original patina in excellent condition; trace verdigris oxidization in crevices.