An impressive bronze model of a wild boar modelled upon a rocky base, signed E Delabrierre
Paul-.Édouard Delabrièrre (29 March 1829 – 1912) was a French animalier sculptor who worked in the mid-to-late 19th century and the early 20th century. He had 70 of his sculptures in the prestigious Salon art exhibition held annually in Paris. His monumental work called L’Equitation adorns the facade of the Louvre.
Delabrièrre was born in Paris, France, on 29 March 1829.
He first studied painting under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Delestre but ultimately became a sculptor instead. Little is known of Delabrièrre’s life besides the work he left behind which exist in bronze, plaster, wax, and terra cotta.
Delabrièrre’s more popular realist bronzes were of impeccable quality and place him in the top echelon of his school.
Although his full name was Paul-Édouard Delabrièrre, he almost always signed his sculptures as “E. Delabrierre” in block or semi-block type letters. Occasionally he signed as simply “Delabrièrre”
Size: H 71cm W 18cm D 13cm
Stock No: PA565