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Trois Chiots by Georges-Lucien Vacossin

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This charming scene was crafted by French sculptor Georges-Lucien Vacossin

Key Features

  • French sculptor Georges-Lucien Vacossin captures a charming scene in this marble group
  • Entitled Trois Chiots, the enchanting work displays the artist's eye for detail
  • Vacossin brilliantly captured the moment when the puppies are startled by a small rat
  • Popular during his life, Vacossin's works remain highly sought after by collectors of this genre
  • Signed "Georg Vacossin" on base and numbered 2; Circa 1905
  • 17" high x 24" wide x 20" deep

Item Details

  • Width:
    24 Inches
  • Height:
    17 Inches
  • Depth:
    20 Inches
  • Origin:
    France
  • Material:
    Animals
Georges-Lucien Vacossin
1870-1942 French

Trois Chiots

Carrara marble
Signed "Georg Vacossin" on base
Inscribed "Sé Faise / De Sculptures"  and numbered 2 on the back

French sculptor Georges-Lucien Vacossin explores the personality of the puppy in this charming sculpture entitled Trois Chiots. Renowned for his incredible skill at capturing both the detail and the personality of his canine subjects, Vacossin is remembered as one of the preeminent dog sculptor of his time. Vacossin's works are characterized by the Art Nouveau style of the period, imbuing his lifelike works with an incredible level of detail and natural realism. This work fully displays his ability to capture the character of each of his subjects.

This expressive portrait depicts three young puppies in various stages of alarm and curiosity. Vacossin has brilliantly captured the moment when, much to their surprise, the puppies have discovered a small rat hiding under a blanket of straw. The sculptor's remarkable ability to tell a story through his work is wonderfully evident in this delightful group.

Born in Granvilliers, France in 1870, Vacossin was a regular exhibitor at the Salons between 1902 and 1937. Celebrated for his dog sculptors, his groupings were primarily manufactured by Maison Thiebaut, though some were used as popular Sèvres factory models. Trois Chiots was among his most popular pieces and various copies were made, in marble as well as terracotta and bronze, each with a variation on the tiny creature startling the three pups.

Circa 1905

17" high x 24" wide x 20" deep

Reference:
Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, 1994, P. Kjellberg
Painting by William Bouguereau

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