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Albéric Collin

Golden Pheasant

Albéric Collin

Albéric Collin

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

Albéric Collin

Belgian

1886 - 1962

Golden Pheasant


signed: Albéric Collin and stamped: CIRE / C. VALSUANI / PERDUE 

bronze, golden brown patina

20.5 by 49 by 49cm., 8 by 19¼ by 19¼in.

Overall in very good condition with minor surface wear and dirt consistent with age.


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Private Collection, Belgium;
with The Sladmore Gallery, London;
American Private Collection
E. Horswell, Sculpture of Les Animaliers 1900-1950, Sladmore Gallery, London, 2019, p. 94
London, The Sladmore Gallery, A Collection of Sculpture by Alberic Collin, 1999, no. 14
Albéric Collin devoted his artistic career to sculpting animals in the Zoological Gardens of his native city of Antwerp. He studied at the well-known Academy there and early on in his career was fortunate to meet the famous Italian sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti. They often worked together at the Antwerp Zoo and Bugatti was to exert a considerable influence on the younger sculptor. Rather than attempting to replicate the detailed anatomical accuracy of the 19th century animalier sculptors, Collin sought to concentrate on the overall form and movement of the animal. His sculptures are notable for their dynamic modelling and graceful, stylised compositions.