Mathilde Thomas-Soyer (1858 - 1940)


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Mathilde Thomas-Soyer (1858 - 1940)

A Bronze Figural Group of Two Borzoi Hounds by Mathilde Thomas-Soyer

FRANCE, Circa 1890

REF No. B73645

With foundry cachet for 'THIEBAUT FRERES' and stamped 'TIFFANY & CO.'.

dimensions

Height :57 cm | 22.44 in
Width :50 cm | 19.69 in
Depth :33 cm | 12.99 in

description

A Bronze Figural Group of Two Borzoi Hounds by Mathilde Thomas-Soyer, Cast by Thiébaut Frères and Retailed by Tiffany & Co.

The Thiébaut Foundry (1844-1901) was one of the most important foundries of the Nineteenth Century casting monumental works such as the Gloria Victis by Mercie and the monument to the Defense de Paris by Barrias.

The foundry was started with Charles Cyprien Thiébaut (1769-1830) and later passed onto his son, Charles Antoine Floréal (born 1794), who established the business on Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis under the name Theibaut St. In 1870, Victor Thiébaut left his enterprise to his three sons, who established the name Thiébaut Frères. The Foundry participated in a number of International Exhibitions and was to acquire an important international reputation.

maker


Mathilde Thomas-Soyer (1858-1940) was born in Troyers, France on August 19th 1858. The daughter of a French Magistrate she studied sculpture under Auguste Cain and Henri Michel Chapu.
Focusing on animalier subjects, and in particular dogs, she become along with Rosa Bonheur one of the most successful female sculptors of the period. She exhibited for the first time at the Paris Salon in 1879 and a small number of her figures were published in bronze by the Parisian foundry Thiébaut Frères and retailed by Tiffany & Co.

Mathilde Thomas-Soyer

A Bronze Figural Group of Two Borzoi Hounds by Mathilde Thomas-Soyer







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