Bronze animal statuettes of 19th – 20th centuries
The collection contains nearly 110 bronze statuettes of various animals, mainly dogs. All of them refer to the period from the mid-19th to the late 20th century, which is rightfully considered the Golden Age of Animaliers. The collection contains works by more than 40 representatives of various generations from France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Russia. A special place among them is occupied by Antoine-Louis Barye, Pierre Jules Mêne, Isidore-Jules Bonheur, Auguste-Nicolas Caïn, Jules-Pierre Moigniez, Emmanuel Frémiet and other prominent representatives of the French school, who have profoundly affected the development of the animalistic genre in European sculpture.