Panther Dominance

Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat

9.5" H x 16" W

DAP168

1896

Description

Inventory Number DAP168

Size 9.5" H x 16" W

Material Stoneware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made 1896

Condition Excellent

In this work, first exhibited at Galerie Georges Petit in 1896, two wild cats hang off the edge of a cachepot bowl almost smaller than they are. Though they do not make physical contact, the two snarling creatures engage violently with one another, each curving their body around that of the other and seeking to dominate the piece with their palpable energy. The blue and purplish-red glaze covering the bowl bleeds onto their white figures, drawing them cohesively into the composition of the vessel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns a similar version of this piece, produced a year earlier.

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