After a model by Emmanuel Frémiet (French, Paris 1824–1910 Paris)
Height: 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Gift of Vincent Fourcade, 1990
Not on view
This composition, which was shown as a plaster model at the Salon of 1850, was one of the first successes for Frémiet, a gifted "animalier." Frémiet's most popular inventions were frequently replicated in terracotta, at less expense than in bronze. This group was cast after an example in which the blade in the she-bear's shoulder was already missing.