Joseph Raymond Paul Gayrard
Joseph Raymond Paul Gayrard (French, 1807-1855)
Bronze, 9” x 9” x 4 1⁄2”
Signed with signature of Boyer foundry
$6,000. – 9,000.
Led by Gayrard and Christophe Fratin, bronzes depicting animals in human situations were a popular subject in the mid 19th century. First studying under his father Raymond, Gayrard began exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1827 and continued to do so until 1855. A notable bust sculptor who was popular among French high society, he became a noted animal sculptor, creating most of these works during the years 1846-1848. Gayrard won a second-class medal at the Salon of 1834 and a first-class medal at the Salon of 1846. One of the edition of this work offered here was exhibited at the Salon of 1846.