Born into a family of artists in Milan in 1884, Rembrandt Bugatti moved to Paris with his parents in 1904. He assiduously frequented the Jardin des Plantes where he met the famous founder and gallery owner Hébrard, who immediately had him sign a exclusive publishing contract. From 1905, he exhibited his works at the Salon d’Automne of the Grand Palais in Paris and frequented the greatest artists of the time, such as Modigliani, Picasso, Derain and Apollinaire. At the invitation of the Royal Society of Zoology, he moved to Antwerp in 1907, where he remained until 1914, exhibiting regularly in Brussels and Liège.
This “Walking Panther” is one of his most famous works, typical of his lively and sharp style, particularly highlighted on this moving feline. A real aesthetic revolution at the end of the very classic 19th century, the traces of the modeling remain visible, move away from naturalism and yet capture all the truth of the animal on the move, in a stylization close to that of the great impressionist painters of his time. . The original cast was cast by lost-wax cast art bronze, with a warm leather-toned brown patina featuring the “Bugatti” signature on the terrace. Edition limited to 100 copies numbered from 1 to 100/100. Dimensions: height 25 cm, length 58 cm, width 20 cm. Weight: 12kg. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Ordered by Hébrard in 1904.