Bronze Code: 594
Height: 6.7 In
Width: 7.9 In
Weight: 3.3 LBs


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Nikolai Ivanovich Liberich's exquisite bronze sculpture, modeled in 1863, aptly named 'Pointer cop dog holding a dead dupel in its teeth' is a historic artistic expression of his enduring love for hunting, mushed with incense of exceptional talent and craftsmanship. A revered figure in the sphere of Russian art, N.I. Liberich was not just a man with military intellect. He brewed within him two realms of discipline, nurturing his flair for modeling and drawing alongside his daunting role as the Life Guards Colonel.

In two short twirls of life's quickly ticking clock, after hanging up his military boots, he was graced with the title of an academician by the Imperial Academy of Arts. It was during this phase that N.I. Liberich was further invited by Emperor Alexander II to contribute to court hunts. The result was a spectacular series of hunting trophy bronze sculptures, a coveted series that won the hearts of art enthusiasts, historians, and the general public alike.

The exclusivity of Liberich's sculptures lies in their frequent display at both academic and international exhibitions. Their popularity soared as they were frequently sold at exhibitions promoting arts and culture. His work caters to diverse audiences, stretching from dignitaries to officials, the military, and renowned artists, making his sculptures perfect gift items of high esteem and aesthetic value.

Nikolai Ivanovich Liberich's influence in shaping Russian sculpture during the late 19th century is substantial. His work significantly impacted other prominent sculptors such as E.A. Lancer, A.P. Safonov, and A.O. Ober, who gradually inherited the undying essence of Liberich's artistic grandeur in battle, ethnographic and animalistic genres of art.