H. 51.5 cm. x L. 68 cm. x W. 35 cm including base.
H. 20.3 inch x L. 22.8 inch x W. 13.8 inch including base
Very good condition.
This bronze is illustrated in the following books:
“Bronzes, sculptors and founders” by H. Berman, Abage.
“The dictionary of sculptors in bronze” by James Mackay. Antique collectors club.
“Les bronzes de XIXe siècle” by Pierre Kjellberg, Les editions des amateurs.
“Art Bronzes” by Michael Forrest.
“Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours “ by Jean Charles Hachet. Argus Valentines.
Au but or Les Coureurs, impressive bronze sculpture by the famous French artist Alfred Boucher (1850-1934)
The tree nude runners are just at the goal and intensely struggling, a most difficult theme executed with the greatest skill.
This bronze is a reduction of the bronze group placed in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris. First shown in the Salon of 1886. Received a fist class medal.
Paul Leroi said “This bronze has a an extreme vigor and admirable intensity of life, the greatest movement and a rarae suppleness of modeling, in short one of the masterpieces which honors French art”