Albert Boudarel (1888 – 1969).
Patinated bronze bronze.
Signed on the base : « A. Boudarel ».
Albert Boudarel was a french sculptor and animalier who worked for the Museum of Natural History of Paris. He was rewarded with several prices during his career which began in 1908 at the Salon des Artistes Français where he got a price in 1910, 1914 and 1929.
He also standed out in 1920 when he was rewarded with the Palais de Longchamp price. His animalier virtuosity can been seen in the lively vigour of the two dogs and the sense of composition that is peculiar to the artists who worked close to the Museum of Natural History menagerie during the first half of the 20th century.