Thomas François Cartier (1879-1943) ◊ The lioness and her lion cub ◊ Bronze


Bronze sculpture with green patina
Granite base
Height 31 cm x Length 62 cm Weight 45 kg



He embodies the French animal sculptor of that time in all its glory. A pupil of Gardet at the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Paris, this Marseillais will soon win prizes. Gold medalist in 1927, he distinguishes himself especially by his felines, carved in a strong and energetic style, often menacing in rather aggressive attitudes. That is why this sleeping lioness with her cub is a beautiful exception…