Alfred Dubucand Bedouin Ostrich Hunt Antique Orientalist Bronze Sculpture
This extraordinary bronze by the noted animalier, Alfred Dubucand (French, 1828-1894), depicts a Bedouin on horseback hunting an ostrich bird. Measures 27" wide and 23" high (68.6 by 58.4 cm). It has a dark brown patina and areas of polish, a noticeable dent on the left side at the base, and there is a break to the reins as seen in our image. Dubucand was a student of Antoine Louis Barye and also studied under Lequien. In 1867 he made his debut at the Paris Salon and continued to exhibit annually until 1883. He is known for his realistic sculptures of horses, dogs and other animals, and is also one of the leading Orientalist sculptors of his age. Our price is firm.