Wonderful French Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Of A Prowling Panther. Signed I. Rochard
A wonderful French Art Deco bronze sculpture of a prowling panther set on a marble base. It is signed in the bronze by the French artist Irenee Rochard. It is in very good condition with a lovely patination to the bronze. IRENEE ROCHARD ( Born- January 16th - 1906) (Died- March 29th - 1984) Irenee Rochard was born in Villefranche Sur Saune in 1906. He was a French decorative sculptor best known for his Art Deco style. He specialized in animal sculptures. At leaving the Ecole des Breaux- Arts at the age of 22, he won a first prize for a life size panther sculpture and winning many awards throughout his career. In 1938 he became a member of the society of French artists , winning a gold medal at the Colonial Exhibition in 1931. He sculpted many animals, horses, gazelles, dogs and panthers all in the Art Deco style. He used ceramics, wood, granite and marble but especially bronze. He sold many items to the city of Paris and New York. He was a highly regarded artist, who produced stunning pieces of sculpture.
Burgett Langfield has clarified that the Wonderful French Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Of A Prowling Panther. Signed I. Rochard (LA315351) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1930
It is in very good condition with a lovely patination to the bronze.
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