Art Deco Elegant & Impressive Bronze ‘Stalking Panther’

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Art Deco Elegant & Impressive Bronze ‘Stalking Panther’

Art Deco bronze signed Dupagne

Arthur Dupagne (Belgian artist/sculptor 1895-1961)

Stunning bronze of a ‘stalking panther’ – estimated from around 1940

In 1925, the ‘Exposition Internationale d’Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’ was held in Paris, from which the artistic movement still known today as Art Déco gets its name.

This is a very beautiful piece of art, showing the slowly advancing panther on top of some rocky formations – elegant but powerful.

This sculpture was handmade and has a brown/golden patina.

Signature on the lower part right hand side

✓ Length : 23 cm

✓ Heigth : 14 cm

✓ Width : 7 cm

✓ Weight: 1,140 KG ! (full bronze)

Mint condition

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Art Deco Elegant & Impressive Bronze ‘Stalking Panther’

Art Deco bronze signed Dupagne

Arthur Dupagne (Belgian artist/sculptor 1895-1961)

Stunning bronze of a ‘stalking panther’ – estimated from around 1940

In 1925, the ‘Exposition Internationale d’Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’ was held in Paris, from which the artistic movement still known today as Art Déco gets its name.

This is a very beautiful piece of art, showing the slowly advancing panther on top of some rocky formations – elegant but powerful.

This sculpture was handmade and has a brown/golden patina.

Signature on the lower part right hand side

✓ Length : 23 cm

✓ Heigth : 14 cm

✓ Width : 7 cm

✓ Weight: 1,140 KG ! (full bronze)

Mint condition

Info on Arthur Dupagne :

Arthur Dupagne, born in Liege on December 13, 1895 and died in Brussels in October 1961, was a Belgian sculptor. He was a student of Georges Petit and Oscar Berchmans at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in his native city.

A stay in the Belgian Congo from 1927 to 1935, where he was attached as an engineer to the exploitation of the Kasai diamond fields, brought him into contact with the sculpture of the Tchokwe ethnic group, which overwhelmed him, while he was struck by the vigorous plastic beauty of the natives. This discovery inspired him to create monumental sculptures that earned him numerous commissions, including one for the Paris World’s Fair in 1938 and another for the New York World’s Fair in 1939, as well as The Bantu Couple for the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.

His powerful work can be seen in the Musée de l’art wallon in Liège, the Musée communal des Beaux-Arts in Ixelles and the Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale in Tervuren. A bronze “Archer” decorates the Place du Quatre Août in Etterbeek. In Kinshasa are two of his main works: La Bataille du Rail (1948) and the statue of the founder of the city, Henry Morton Stanley (1956); both in the presidential park of Mont Ngaliema, former private property of the dictator Mobutu.