CHARLES VALTON (FRENCH, 1851-1918): A BRONZE MODEL OF A GREAT DANE AND HER YOUNG ‘LA CHIENNE DANOISE ET SES PETITS’
the seated dog with puppies at her feet, on a naturalistic base signed ‘CH VALTON’, raised on its original red velvet covered plinth with a gilt plaque inscribed ‘CHIENNE DANOISE, SALON DES BEAUX-ARTS, VALTON SCULPT’
the bronze 45cm high, 53cm high including plinth
MODEL EXHIBITED: 1884, Salon des Artistes Français, no. 3952 (acquired by M. Perzynka).
As stated in the Salon booklet, ‘La chienne danoise et ses petits’ was purchased at the Salon by M. Perzynka, a sculptor and founder of Russian origin who worked with Edmond-Gustave Siot from 1888 to 1891. At the 1885 Salon, Perzynka purchased another sculpture by Charles Valton, ‘Un taureau échappé’ (Runaway Bull). Perzynka worked as a founder for Auguste Rodin from 1896 to 1901.