Louis Riche Art Deco Cold Painted Bronze Statue Diana and Hunting Dogs, 1925-1930
Item #2514 SOLD
Stunning cold painted Art Deco bronze statue depicting Diana the huntress and two hunting dogs. Mounted on fantastic portorro marble an onyx base. Signed in the bronze base, L. Riche. Outstanding French production by Louis Riche of superb quality and condition, huge size a breathtaking piece.
This artist, very famous for his work in the Art Deco style: sophistication, attitude and quality. We have had many Diana statues over the years, a recurring Art Deco theme, this may be the most impressive rending we have seen yet. Colors of verdigris, bronze, and silver patina, a rare piece in amazing original condition with its subtle coloration completely intact.
Louis Riche (1877–1949) Born in Paris, his first exhibit at the Salon de Paris was in 1896 at the age of 19. Riche sculpted many animal subjects but his favourite models were German Shepherd Dogs at which he is considered the master at reproducing. He continued exhibiting at the Salon and except for the interruptions of both World Wars he continued to create his artistic subjects. He worked mostly with the Thiebault Freres foundry for the casting of his models.
24″ H x 29″W x 9.5″.D
61 cm H x 74 cm W x 24 cm D