Joseph Victor Chemin (Fr., 1825-1901)
Bronze mounted on a rouge marble base, signed.
10.5” x 10” x 3.75 base
*Please note that the color of the bronze is much darker than it appears in these photographs.
Chemin was born in Paris, France on August 25th 1825. and was one of Antoine Louis Barye’s successful students. He first exhibited at the Salon of 1851. Chemin exhibited regularly at the Salon from the years 1857 until 1894. His works were mainly of domestic animals . His bronzes of domestic animals are all very competently executed and placed in natural settings. He also modeled racehorses as was popular in his day as well as wild animals.
He is Listed in:
Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell (1971)
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne (1986)
Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg (1994)
A Concise History of Bronzes by George Savage (1968)
Dictionnaire des Peintres et Sculpteurs by E. Benezit (1966)
The Dictionary of Western Sculpture in Bronze by James Mackay (1977)