Sculptor - Mathilde Thomas-Soyer
Title - Two Terriers
Sand Cast Bronze
Thiebaut Freres Paris
4 3/8" height by 10 1/4" length
(11.2 cm by 26 cm)
Mathilde Thomas was a talented sculptress and she created several fine dog groups. She is best know for her "Wind Hunde" or Borzoi which shows a pair of Russian Wolfhounds. But she also did this amusing group of Two Terriers struggling against a rope holding them together.
This bronze depicts two Terrier Dogs which are tied together with a rope lead and struggling to get loose. The dogs are both unhappy with being tethered with each other, so they are pulling against themselves in an effort to get free.
A rare model, this bronze does not often come up for sale. It is a fine cast done by the Thiebaut Freres foundry in Paris and has their seal on the base. It has a rich brown patina and such a lively subject would be enjoyed by any dog lover.