Sculptor - Christophe Fratin
Title - Deux Boucs
Sand Cast Bronze
11" height by 10 1/8" length
(28cm by 25.7cm)
Fratin was a versatile sculptor who created many sculptures of both wild and domestic animals including a few of goats. His works are well modeled with a rough texture that is unique to his style.
This amusing group shows a Billy Goat cavorting around a Nanny Goat that is lying down. It is a rare model with much detail in the shaggy fur of the Goats, and it has a rich dark green and black patina.
This sculpture is illustrated in the following books:
i>Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell, pg. 88.
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne, pg. 134.