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Bronze group representing a family of deer, composed of a stag , a doe and their fawn by Clovis - Edmond Masson .
Bronze group with nuanced brown patina .
Signature of the sculptor " C. Masson ", in hollow , on the naturalist terrace , richly chiselled .
Mention " SALON . DES . BEAUX . ARTS " hollow under the signature .
Old cast iron .
19th century period .
Very good state of preservation and patina .
Clovis - Edmond Masson (1838-1913)
A pupil of Barye , Rouillard and Santiago , Masson regularly exhibited his animal sculptures at the Salon from 1867 to 1909 .
From 1867, with his plaster " Indian Tiger Hunt " .
He specializes in animal representation
, his work is playful and inventive with a certain license from his mentor , Barye .
Over the years , at least fifty-two of his works have been exhibited at the Salon by Masson .
His son Jules - Edmond Masson also became a sculptor and studied with his father .
The city of Nimes has several sculptures by the artist in its Museum .
The Equestrian Statue of the King of Siam
At the beginning of the year 1907 , King Chulalongkorn of Thailand, known as " Rama V " , decided to erect a monument to his glory in a vast empty esplanade on which the Parliament (which will not be completed only in 1915) .
Rama V embarks for Europe in 1907 .
Chulalongkorn had , from the beginning , the idea of erecting an equestrian statue .
His visit to the Palace of Versailles in the spring of 1907 convinced him .
Like that of Louis XIV , whose statue sits in the main courtyard of the castle , Rama V would also mark Bangkok with his mark , with his equestrian statue .
It is therefore in France that Rama V had his statue made .
In mid - June 1907 , the Thai sovereign posed for the sculptor Georges Saulo in the foundry workshops of the Susse brothers , boulevard de la Madeleine in Paris , while the sculptor Clovis Masson made the horse intended to receive the statue of the King .