A BRONZE-PATINATED MODEL OF TWO HOUNDS
CIRCA 1930, AFTER CHARLES VALTON (1851 - 1918)
The group comprised of two muscular hunting dogs, sharing a tether, traversing rocky terrain. The sculpture is hollow cast in white metal, and is deeply cold-patinated to simulate a reddish bronze. The signature “C. Valton” is cast into one side of the base.
15 in. (38 cm.) long
Charles Valton (1851 - 1918) was born in the Pyrenees and worked in Paris. He sculpted primarily in the animalier genre, and is most well known for his depictions of the big cats. This model of two hounds is cast in white metal and follows the 19th century tradition of reproducing bronzes in the lighter, easier to finish alloy.