"José-maria David (1944-2015), Sculpture Lioness Chassant N ° Ea I / IV Founder Chapon."Jose Maria DAVID (1944-2015), sculptor passionate about the animal world. Considered one of the greatest animal sculptors of his time and the master of the new animal school. As a child, he created his toys in clay or clay. Antiques dealer, it is only in 1986 that he devotes himself completely to the art of sculpture. Creation in relation to animal beauty takes all his time and all his energy. Observation through the search for beauty becomes obsessive and is reflected in his works by a life and sense of movement out of the ordinary. Dr. Hachet, laureate of the Academy of Fine Arts, defines the style of José-Maria DAVID as "a bestiary resulting from which emerge force and dynamism". This magnificent work, titled "Hunting Lioness" bears the signature of the artist on the terrace, near the left front paw, the seal of the founder (Chapon) and the indication of the test EAI / IV. Thus the number of this work indicates that it is the very first copy of the artist's test which is normally reserved for him and which he disposes at his pleasure. This sculpture is a reflection of the talent of this immense artist. A certificate of authenticity signed by José Maria DAVID will be given to the buyer. Work in good condition. Dimensions: length 59 cm, height 34 cm. Provenance: private touraine collection.