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12409_1994_0059_A.A._Arson

ARSON, Alphonse Alexandre

Paris 1822 - Paris 1880

Coq, Poule, Poussins

Cock, Hen, and Chicks

c. 1870

bronze with dark green and black patina

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 7 x 8 14 x 5 in.

signed: ARSON

Acc. No.: 1994.59

Credit Line: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

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Provenance

  • 1994, Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed August 29, 2017)
  • 1996 Luciano
    Eleonora Luciano, Animals in Bronze. The Michaels and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes, [Athens], Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1996, n° 1, p. 12-13

Comment

  • 1996 Luciano, p. 12:
    Animal "family groups" were a very popular subject with the animaliers, and a favorite with Arson, who creates a lively and charming composition dominated by the proud figure of the cock. On an animal level, these subjects reinforce conventional Victorian views about family structure.