From the latter half of the 1800s, this wonderful patinated bronze statue of a standing bull will captivate the attention of anyone fortunate enough to view it. Originally cast in the foundries of Europe (there is no visible signature), this piece was once a part of an exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1970’s. The artist who originally carved this model performed an excellent study of the animal. It is extremely well detailed and the anatomy is perfect. Notice the intricate details of the statue such as the dewlap around the neck and the tail switch.
The bull has been featured in artistic expressions for thousands of years and has a wide range of symbolic meanings across many different cultures. For many years, bulls have symbolized strength and stability. This antique bronze statue of a bull would look great on an office desk or in a display case with other works of art. Notice the subtle and sought after verdigris patination and fine ciselure throughout the piece.
CONDITION: Very good condition with only minor wear. Verdigris as seen in photos.