French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph Clémentine Delplancq, été 2013
artist © : public domain

PETER, Victor
Paris 1840 - Paris 1918

Maker: Thiébaut

Maternité, lionne et ses petits ou Lionne et lionceaux
Lioness and Cubs


signed on integral plinth, front left: VTOR PETER
foundry mark on integral plinth, rear left: THIEBAUT FRERES FONDEURS / PARIS
inscription on integral plinth, rear left: PRESENTED BY FREDERICK MACMONNIES / COPYRIGHT
inscription on pedestal front: LIONESS AND CUBS / 1899 / VICTOR PETER, SC.

New York, New York, Brooklyn, Prospect Park Zoo


  • 1899, Commission and gift of Peter's friend, the sculptor Frederick W. MacMonnies (the group was shipped from France with MacMonnies' two groups of Horse Tamers, also in Prospect Park)


  • 2008 Sprague
    Elmer Sprague, Brooklyn Public Monuments: Sculpture for Civic Memory and Urban Pride, Dog Ear Publishing, 2008, p. 121-122

Related Works

Examples of the group in several sizes, in marble and bronze, are in museums in France.