Sculptor - Alexander Pope
Title - Three Hounds Plaque
bas relief plaque with wood frame
8 1/4" width by 18 3/4" length
(21 cm by 47.7 cm)
Alexander Pope (1849-1924) was best known as an animal painter but he also worked in sculpture and relief plaques. He did wood carvings of game birds and fish, plus a few of horses and dogs. His sculptures are very rare since they date from early in his career, after about 1900 he turned almost exclusively to painting.
This is a fine and rare large plaque of three Hounds in high relief. The dogs are at rest and tethered together, the details are very sharp and the depth of the plaque is 2 1/4" (5.5 cm) deep. The plaque is made of a copper electrotype, this technique allows for finer detail in the work.
The Hounds plaque has its original wooden frame and is in excellent condition. A rare work by a famous American artist who was also a sportsman and spent much time in the field with dogs and horses.