CHRISTOPHE FRATIN

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Fratin's expert understanding of animal form no doubt stems from helping his father, who was a taxidermist. His initial interest was in equestrian subjects and it was with one of these that he made his first entry into the Salon in 1831. Fratin studied in Paris under the painter and sculptor Theodore Gericault who was a friend and fellow student of Eugene Delacroix. Both were leaders of the great Romantic tradition in French art. The Romantic influence stayed with Fratin throughout his career, although he tended to prefer domestic animals - this is shown by his favoured motif of flowing manes and tails. For this reason, Fratin's work was highly popular in Europe and America as well as England and he was regarded as ‘the greatest animal sculptor of his day’ at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. His animals often appear thin by today's well fed standards, with their protruding rib-cages and lean limbs.

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CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1801-1864)
'A good loyal dog'
Christopher Fratin (1 January 1801 – 16 August 1864), also known as Christophe Fratin, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and on...
£950
Bart Wouters Gallery
CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1801-1864)
Bear Seal
A fabulous and very rare late 19th Century bronze desk seal in the form of a bear seated at the top of a tree stump, peering down intently, the bro...
£1,950
Hickmet Fine Arts
CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1801-1864)
Bronze patinated statuette of a Greyhound on a marble base signed Fratin,
Lying Greyhound on an oval rouge griotte marble base. Signed on the collar FRATIN Beautiful Original condition and fine quality with a nice green-b...
4,000
Serge Daelmans Antiques and Fine Art
CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1801-1864)
Gazelle with Fawn
A very fine bronze study of a feeding gazelle with her fawn reclining at her feet. The bronze with rich brown patina and excellent detail raised on...
£2,350
Hickmet Fine Arts
CHRISTOPHE FRATIN (1801-1864)
Horse Bronze by C Fratin.
Christophe Fratin, 1 January 1801 – 16 August 1864, was a noted French sculptor in the animalier style, and one of the earliest French sculptors ...
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