Charles Valton (1851-1918) - sculpture "Heifer" - régule / spelter - Late 19th century

Description
Charles Valton (1851-1918) - sculpture "Heifer" - régule / spelter - Late 19th century
France

Charles Valton (Pau, 26 January 1851 - Chinon, 21 May 1918) was one of the greatest French sculptors of animals.

He was born in the Pyrenees, but grew up in Paris where he often went to the botanical gardens (Jardin des Plantes).
Admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, he was a student of Antoine-Louis Barye and Emmanuel Frémiet (directors and famous sculptors of the Academy).

From 1868 to 1914, Valton made over 70 animal models and was appointed professor of sculpture at the Germain Pilon school in Paris in 1883.

The sculpture was polished with some oil for metal. You can simply remove it with a cloth.
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Lot details
Object
sculpture "Heifer"
Material
régule / spelter
Designer/ Artist
Charles Valton (1851-1918)
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
26×26×9 cm
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