Thomas François Cartier (1879 - 1943) - Sculpture, Roaring lion

Description
Thomas François Cartier (1879 - 1943) - Sculpture, Roaring lion
France - Red enameled terracotta

In good condition, just a few small rubbings and chips (see photo).
Very beautiful sculpture by Thomas François Cartier of a roaring lion.
Red terracotta sculpture, enamelled with bronze imitation.
Height: 31 cm
Length: 55 cm
Depth: 15 cm
6 kg

Thomas François Cartier was a French sculptor and was well known for his animal sculptures, a mid 19th century trend of naturalistic representations of animals in both painting and sculpture. Cartier specialised in lions, panthers - big cats -, hunting dogs, decorative objects.
Born on 21 February 1879, in Marseille, France, he took part in the Paris Salons from 1904 onwards, for which he won a gold medal in 1927. Cartier died in 1943.

Lot details
Object
Roaring lion, Sculpture
Material
Red enameled terracotta
Designer/ Artist
Thomas François Cartier (1879 - 1943)
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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