SUPPORTING BREED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
The Epagneul Breton Foundation, Inc., displays artwork in its gallery to inform enthusiasts of the breed about historic and contemporary art and artists. Pieces of art are featured here periodically and then displayed in the online gallery.
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Side Profile of Epagneul Breton
Previous Featured Art:
This featured art piece is a contemporary sculpture depicting the side profile of an Epagneul Breton produced by French sculptor JP. Couespel. This piece is designated as No. 6 of a limited edition produced by the artist, who is a resident of Paris. The date of production is prior to August 2007. This is verifiable because Mr. Couespel informally exhibited this work depicting the Epagneul Breton on the grounds of the Hippodrome in Loudeac, France at the Centenaire Celebration of the breed that year. As a result of that exposure, he sold a number of his works, depicting the Epagneul Breton, to include the featured art piece.
This excellent work depicts a modern male Epagneul Breton in a pointing pose, with the front and rear legs slightly extended, as opposed to being seen in a normal standing position. The name of the dog serving as the model or inspiration for the piece is not known. The form/ body of the Epagneul Breton is depicted in a coloration of grey with very subtle orange hues interspersed which are noticeable upon close inspection. The bed of foliage the dog is standing in is colored green, to give some contrast. The carriage of the Epagneul Breton’s head is slightly upwards and into the wind, depicting a proper head plane for a Breton on point. This particular depiction of an Epagneul Breton further displays a well formed and prominent forehead (stop), and the desired three to two length of skull to muzzle ratio. The ears are set high on the skull, which is highly desirable. The dog is cobby, with the chest cavity well let down, as the breed conformation standard requires.