"SLEEPING BASSET HOUND" AFTER MODEL BY JEAN-BAPTISTE-LOUIS GUY (FRENCH, 1824-1888)
Signed in cast "Louis Guy 1876"; sand-cast in patinated bronze
Item # 103DAS24P
A fine sand-cast model of a sleeping basset hound by animal painter and sculptor Jean-Baptiste-Louis Guy, it exhibits an overall medium brown surface patina with a complex variety of hues and intensity ranging from nearly black in recesses to nearly golden in relief. The casting quality is superb and results in an overall silky surface that has been sealed under wax and glows beautifully.
Measurements: 5 3/4" W x 3 1/4" D x 1 1/2" H
Minor wear to relief, trace verdigris oxidization in crevices; professionally cleaned, waxed and polished. Excellent original condition.