Sculptor - Emmanuel Fremiet

Title - Chatte Mangeant

Sand Cast Bronze 
F. Barbedienne Fondeur 
 Circa 1890

3" height by 7" length 
(7.6 cm by 17.8 cm)

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Fremiet excelled in showing animals as they lived and in this sculpture he depicts a Cat eating. She is crouched down with her head turned as she chews her meal. This bronze is well detailed and shows Fremiet’s talent of creating realistic Animalier works on a par with Barye’s sculptures but often with a less violent theme.

This bronze has a dark patina and is cast by F. Barbedienne, Foundeur, Paris and shows their high quality of workmanship and finish. The foundry mark is on the outside of the bronze, and the underside has the foundry's catalogue number of 14033, an ink inventory number of the item, and the punch letter of the foundry chaser who finished the bronze. 

This sculpture is illustrated in the following books:

Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell pg. 196.
The Animaliers by James MacKay, pg. 44  

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