Early 20th century bronze model of a seated Dachshund signed Cecil Brown. The realistically cast Dachshund looking inquisitive to the floor with its ears raised. The solid cast bronze signed to the base on one side.
Lot Notes: Major Ceceil Hew Brown (1868-1926) was born in Ayr, Scotland. He was educated at Harrow School and Exeter College, Oxford and later studied art in London and Paris. In the first instance he began his career as a painter but soon turned to sculpture in the latter 1890s to follow his passion. His primary interest was equestrian sculpture, reflecting his personal interest he designed a medal for the London International Medical Congress of 1913.
During the First World War he served in the Middlesex Yeomanry and was then transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps because of his in depth knowledge of horses. Brown also served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt and Palestine. His most important commission was the Imperial Camel Corps memorial on Victoria Embankment Gardens which was unveiled on 22 July 1921.
Condition: Excellent, minor age related wear mainly from polishing.
Measurements: 8cm H x 16cm L x 10.5cm W