Walking African Elephant by Albéric Collin


A rare and perfectly preserved early 20th century bronze sculpture of a walking elephant by the Belgian artist Albéric Collin. The exceptional size (66.5 X 84 X 40 cm) and quality of this sculpture undoubtedly makes this one of Collin’ most sought-after and important works. This high quality bronze statue, cast using the lost wax technique by the Valsuani Foundry, has a subtle patination of mixed shades of green and light and dark brown.

The belgian sculptor Albéric Collin (1886 – 1962)

The son of a Flemish mother and a father from Liège Albéric Collin (1886 – 1962) was born in Antwerp on 6 April 1886. A talented sculptor, Albéric Collin trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Collin frequented the city’s zoological garden along with artists like Rembrandt Bugatti, brother o the car manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, whom he regarded as his mentor and friend. There, Collin sketched th anatomical features of a range of creatures and studied their behavior and their characters. From 1920 onwards, Albéric Collin took part in numerous exhibitions in Belgium, France and Spain.


    • Bronze


    • 66,50 x 84,00 x 40,00 cm


    • The Valsuani foundry


    • Model produced between 1918 and 1921.
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