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Benedikt FRUTH (1775-1819) - Animaux attaqués par des chiens - seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle - Terre cuite, environ 13 x 26,5 x 8 cm - Inv. 006 164 1 à 4

Animals attacked by dogs

Benedikt FRUTH

To celebrate the reopening of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature to the public (2007), the Association des Amis du Musée donated a set of four sculptures with hunting subjects. Made of terracotta, they represent a wild boar attacked by three dogs, a wolf attacked by three dogs, a bear attacked by three dogs and a bear and its cub attacked by a dog.

These groups are the work of Benedikt Fruth and can be dated to the late 18th century. Like the famous Johann Joachim Kaendler in Meissen, Benedikt Fruth became famous for his designs for the German porcelain factory in Nymphenburg (near Berlin). He is also famous for his animal groups, some of which were used for the decoration of princely hunting services. The works of this artist can be found in important European museums (Nüremberg, München, Mannheim, Lenzburg...).

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Benedikt FRUTH (1775-1819) - Animaux attaqués par des chiens - seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle - Terre cuite, environ 13 x 26,5 x 8 cm - Inv. 006 164 1 à 4