Large bronze animal sculpture with brown and green patina by Édouard Drouot (1859-1945), featuring a tamer training a lioness. Signed on the side: "Drouot". Foundry mark : "LN Paris JL" for Les neveux de Jules Lehman (the nephews of Jules Lehman). Numbered "12".
Les Neveux de Jules Lehmann
Les Neveux de Jules Lehmann, abbreviated LN Paris JL is a Parisian art foundry, famous in particular for its production of bronze statuettes, mostly chryselephantines, in the Art Deco period. The head office of the company was located at 26 rue de Paradis, in Paris. Another part of the company was located at 14, avenue de l'Opéra. The foundry produced works by renowned artists such as: Demetre Chiparus, Madeleine Granger Claire Colinet, Édouard Drouot, Maurice Guiraud-Rivière, Jean-Antoine Injalbert, Agathon Léonard, Pierre Le Faguays, Raoul Lamourdedieu, Gaston Hauchecorne, Amedeo Gennarelli, Georges Chauvel and Jean Ortis. The production of this foundry ended with the Second World War and the German occupation of France.
Édouard Drouot (1859-1945)
Edouard Drouot is a French sculptor, student of Mathurin Moreau at the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris, active at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. He exhibited at the Salon des artistes français from 1889, busts, female and male figures, allegories, orientalist, animal and mythological compositions, and was awarded a medal and several honourable mentions. An important number of his works were casted in bronze.
Dim: W: 16,5 in - D: 7,9in - H: 24,2in.
Dim: L:42cm, P:20cm, H:61,5cm.
Overall in very good condition.