François POMPON ( 1855 - 1933 )
POLAR BEAR (1924-1931)- model after study and sketch 1924-1931
Joined right paws, second version on three.
Lens Limestone, carved with pointing.
H : 24,7 cm, L : 46,1 cm, D : 11,8 cm
Lifetime example signed "Pompon" on the internal part of the right foreleg, tenth example (on eleven) carved by the artist in anticipation of the stone bear at the musée d'Orsay. Exhibited at the Galerie Brandt, Salon des Artistes Animaliers 1928.
Carved in 1928