Sculptor - Isidore Jules Bonheur
Title - Ste. D Enct A LAgriculture
Sand Cast Bronze
Comptoir Francais d'Art
5" height by 9" length on Oak panel
(13.5 cm by 22.9 cm)
A 19th century finely detailed bas-relief plaque of Cattle and Sheep by Isidore Bonheur. The sculptor creates the feeling of depth with the heads of the Bull and the Cow rising away from the background. The plaque is mounted to a 7" by 10 1/2" oak panel. It has a presentation on the oak panel which says "Ste D'Enct A L'Agriculture De La Dordogne. 1929". This Award dedication is newer than the 19th century plaque. It was a common practice after the First World War through the 1930'sto use an older Animalier work and place a dedication on it for an agriculture prize or award.