A Hunter
Date ca. 1900
Artist:Mathurin Moreau
Dimensions Overall: 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Medium Bronze
Credit Line Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Description Bronze sculpture of a hunter. The man is standing with a deer hanging over his shoulders.
Exhibition History"Dewis Rediscovered," The Arts Center of The Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth, Va., December 3, 1998 - February 14, 1999.
"Behind the Seen: The Chrysler's Hidden Museum," Large Changing Gallery, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va., October 21, 2005 - February 19, 2006.
Inscriptions Signed.
Object Label Mathurin Moreau French (1822-1912) A Hunter, ca. 1900 Bronze Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 71.2052 Born in Dijon into a family of sculptors, Mathurin Moreau settled in Paris in 1841, studying at the École des Beaux-Arts for nearly a decade. He became popular for his sentimental bronze allegories and genre images of women and children. These subjects appealed particularly to French middle-class collectors during the Second Empire, the reign of Napoleon III (1852-1871). Moreau interprets the rustic theme of A Hunter with characteristic elegance and charm.
Object Number 71.2052