Sculptor - Arthur Waagen
Title - Greyhound Card Holder
Sand Cast Bronze
6" height by 12" length
(15.2 cm by 30.5 cm)
Waagen must have been very fond of Whippets and Greyhounds since he did many sculptures of them. He created several groups of Greyhounds or Whippets, one playing with a Persian cat, another playing with a King Charles Spaniel, and his graceful Whippet looking at a Butterfly.
This fine model of a Greyhound or Whippet reclining on a fur rug that hangs over the edge of the base is not signed but it is typical of the fine detail he put into his sculptures. It is a card holder and the Greyhound has a moveable jaw to hold a card. The bronze has a warm mid brown patina and is mounted on the original black slate base.
A beautiful and graceful composition, it is a very fine cast and a rare model that would be enjoyed by any sighthound owner.