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Ferdinand Pautrot

Bronze Sculptor 1832 - 1874

Ferdinand Pautrot was a French sculptor who was born in 1832 in Poitiers. Not a lot is known about this sculptor which makes his life a mystery, but we do know that he exhibited grand masterpieces at the French Salon between 1861 and 1870. Throughout these years of exhibiting, he showed many pieces which were crafted using different materials. These sculptures would then be re-exhibited in the following years, but in another material. This was a common theme with sculptors and for Ferdinand, it was his plaster groups of a Cross-bred Spaniel, Setter and Teal, and Setter and Partridge that were exhibited in 1861. The Setter and Teal sculptures were then re-exhibited, in bronze, in 1863 along with another two sculptures called Setter and Hare, and Fox caught in a Trap.

There were many other sculptures which were exhibited throughout his years of presenting his work in the Paris Salon, encompassing: Pheasant hunted by two Pointers (1864), Dog and Rabbit by a Warren, and Dog (1865), Partridges and Weasel, and Setter and Fox (1866), Snipe and Thrushes (1867), Horse and Roe-deer (1868), Silver Pheasant and Group of Teal (1869), and Cat and Kitten and Chinese Pheasant (1870). 

Ferdinand was a part of the Sladmore Gallery expedition and this featured ten different bronzes that were crafted by himself. This consisted of two different partridge groups which showed a range of animals including: Wading bird with Frog, Fox, Partridge with Chicks, Finish, Seated Setter, Seated Pointer and Humming Bird. He didn't stop at only creating a range of different sculptures from different materials, he also crafted the same sculptures, but in different sizes as well. The Seated Setter was exhibited in two different sizes.

The many works of Ferdinand Pautrot are still seen around today, but unfortunately the creations came to an end in 1874 following his death. If you would like your own version of Ferdinand's bronze sculptures, have a look through our catalogue.