Art Deco bronze sculpture of a panther 37 cm.

Art Deco bronze sculpture of a panther by Maurice Prost 37 cm. 
Signed M. Prost and Susse frères Editeurs Paris. 
Patinated bronze on a Belgian Black Marble base. 

This bronze is illustrated in:
Art Bronzes, Michael Forrest and in
Susse Frères, 150 years of sculpture, Pierre Cadet.

Maurice Prost 1894-1967 was a student of Leopold Morice and Charles Valton who would have a strong influence on his career as a naturalist sculptor.
During WWI he gets hurt and his left arm needs to be amputated.
He abandoned his profession as a jeweler to follow his dream and become a sculptor.
Starting in 1922 he exhibited at different Salons and received numerous accolades.
The model Walking black panther was exhibited for the first time in 1928 at the salon des Artistes Indépendants. 

Artist / Maker Maurice Prost.

Signature/ Marks M. Prost. 
Susse frères Ed. Paris.
Style Art Deco
Date 1930
Material Patinated bronze. 
Belgian Black marble base.
Origin France
Size (cm) H. 19.5 cm x L. 37 cm. x W. 6 cm. 

Size (inches) H. 7.7 inch x L. 14.6 inch. W. 2.4 inch.
Condition Very good.

The dictionary of sculptors in bronze, James Mackay. Antique collectors club.
Dictionnaire des peintres,sculpteurs,dessinateurs et graveurs, E. Benezit. Gründ.
Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours, Jean Charles Hachet. Argus Valentines.
Animals in bronze, Christopher Payne. Antique collectors club.

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