- 1940, Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels
Information provided by M. Dominique Suisse, author of the bilingual website http://www.pauljouve.com (and son of the lacquer Gaston Suisse, 1896-1988, www.gastonsuisse.com), 19 January 2015:
This sculpture has been created in wax by Jouve, he has a plaster cast at the very beginning of 1905.
For his first one-man show in March 1905 at the Gallery of Marcel Bing (the son and successor of galerist Samuel Bing), he has a bronze cast by Rudier. It features in Bing's catalogue: No. 4, Cynocéphale, first proof cast from the plaster, by Alexis Rudier.
Actually, it is Alexis' son, Eugène Rudier, who did this cast but all casts made are marked "Alexis Rudier".
Then, as Jouve had no editor, he would have casts made one by one according to sales, with lost-wax process, first by Rudier, and very quickly after by Valsuani, the last one by Godard."