Walking Panther replica

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A replica of the Walking Panther sculpture by Rembrandt Bugatti (1886- 1916), an Italian sculptor known primarily for his bronze sculptures of wildlife animals. This replica in resin measures approximately 50cm long.

Rembrandt Bugatti's rich career was unfortunately short: his talent was discovered when he was only 14 and he committed suicide in 1916 at the age of 30.

He was born in Italy into a family of artists. His father, Carlo Bugatti, is the famous furniture creator; his uncle is the painter Giovanni Segantini and his brother Ettore is the well-known car manufacturer.

His father sent him to study in Paris aged 19. In Paris he regularly visited the Jardin des Plantes zoo and the animals became the models for much of his work. He began to produce his sculptures in bronze and exhibited them across Paris.

1907 was Bugatti's key turning point: the Royal Society of Zoology of Antwerp, the most important zoo of Europe, invited him to be "in residence". His works were met with immense success in Antwerp and he was awarded the Legion of Honour at only 26 years old. But he suffered from depression, his only comfort being the zoo. Eventually he was to commit suicide in 1916.

His artwork based on observation, simplicity and elegance still meets the same success. Walking Panther is an enduring example of his mastery.

  • Product Code: CMCN450260
  • Dimension: 49cm (long) 24cm (tall) 23cm (wide)
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Material: Resin
  • Details: Moulded from the original in the Orsay Museum, Paris
  • Weight: 0.30 Kg

Especially available to order. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery.

A replica of the Walking Panther sculpture by Rembrandt Bugatti (1886- 1916), an Italian sculptor known primarily for his bronze sculptures of wildlife animals. This replica in resin measures approximately 50cm long.

Rembrandt Bugatti's rich career was unfortunately short: his talent was discovered when he was only 14 and he committed suicide in 1916 at the age of 30.

He was born in Italy into a family of artists. His father, Carlo Bugatti, is the famous furniture creator; his uncle is the painter Giovanni Segantini and his brother Ettore is the well-known car manufacturer.

His father sent him to study in Paris aged 19. In Paris he regularly visited the Jardin des Plantes zoo and the animals became the models for much of his work. He began to produce his sculptures in bronze and exhibited them across Paris.

1907 was Bugatti's key turning point: the Royal Society of Zoology of Antwerp, the most important zoo of Europe, invited him to be "in residence". His works were met with immense success in Antwerp and he was awarded the Legion of Honour at only 26 years old. But he suffered from depression, his only comfort being the zoo. Eventually he was to commit suicide in 1916.

His artwork based on observation, simplicity and elegance still meets the same success. Walking Panther is an enduring example of his mastery.

  • Product Code: CMCN450260
  • Weight: 0.30 Kg