Oscar Waldmann (Swiss 1856-1937) "Tiger crushing a serpent" Signed cire perdu bronze sculpture in a mid-brown patina and with incised foundry numbers.Oscar Waldmann received an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 for his animal sculptures -- extremely popular due to their realistic portrayal -Aclaimed by other exhibiting sculptors, including Gardet and Vibert, and by the viewing public A cast of the present bronze was exhibited also in this exhibition of 1900. The artist lived and had a studio in Paris at 80 Avenue de Maine.In the 1920s he taught the African American sculptress Nancy Elizabeth Prophet at the Ecole des Beaux -Arts and also Katherine Elizabeth Wallis of Santa Cruz California. In 1924 he exhibited a \sculpture at the Olympic games.Waldmann was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy in London and at many exhibitions throughout Europe. His sculptures are highly prized among animalier collectors.
Dimensions: length 13&1/2 inches by 6 inches in width by 4 &1/2 inches in height.