Sculptor - Alfred Dubucand
Title - Dog and Turtle
Sand Cast Bronze
5 7/8" height by 9 3/4" length
(15 cm by 24.8 cm)
This is a fine and rare model by Dubucand of a large Dog watching a Turtle crawling along. The Dog looks quite surprised by the slow reptile which is moving along ignoring the Dog.
The theme of a Dog watching a Turtle is best known in Jacquemart's famous model of a large Hound watching a Turtle. It was done by a few other sculptors including Victor Chemin and this example by Dubucand.
Dubucand is best known for his fine sculptures of horses and hunting dogs and this is a rare model. The Dog shown could be a hunting Hound or a Retriever of some sort as dog breeds in the 19th century looked quite different than many modern breeds.
The bronze has a rich dark brown patina and sharp details in the cast. An amusing composition of the Hound with the slow Turtle.