"José-maria David (1944-2015), Lioness Hunting Sculpture N ° Ea I / IV Founder Chapon."José-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 made his toys out of plasticine or clay. Antique dealer by trade, it was not until 1986 that he devoted himself completely to the art of sculpture. The creation in connection with 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 an extraordinary life and sense of movement. Doctor Hachet, laureate of the Academy of Fine Arts, defines José-Maria DAVID's style as "a consistent bestiary from which strength and dynamism emerge". This magnificent work, titled “Lionne chassant” bears the artist's signature on the terrace, near the left front paw, the seal of the founder (Chapon) as well as the indication of the EAI / IV proof. Thus the number of this work indicates that it is the very first copy of the artist's proof which is normally reserved for him and which he has at his discretion. This sculpture is the reflection of the talent of this immense artist. A certificate of authenticity signed by José Maria DAVID will be given to the purchaser. Work in good condition. Dimensions: length 59 cm, height 34 cm. Provenance: private collection from Touraine.