Vintage bronze figurine "the Dog breed Borzoi" Russia 19th century

Vintage bronze figurine "the Dog breed Borzoi" Russia 19th century
Vintage bronze figurine "the Dog breed Greyhound"
Russia, 19th century,
sculptor Liberia N. I.
bronze.
In good condition.

Nikolai Liberia (1828, St. Petersburg — 29 may 1883) — Russian sculptor, academician of the Imperial Academy of fine arts, life guards Colonel. Born into a family of Germans of Lutheran religion. In the years 1842-1846 he studied at the School of guard sub-ensigns and cavalry cadets (St. Petersburg). In 1846-1859 he served in the life guards Dragoon regiment. Then he served in the Leuchtenberg hussar regiment.

At the Imperial Academy of arts, studied under the guidance of P. K. Klodt. In 1861, for the sculptural group "scenes of hunting" ("the aspirant with greyhounds", "Straight wolf" and "the Whipper with hounds") is erected in a rank of the academician. In addition to animal tracks (bears, dogs, horses, wolves, lynx, hare, etc.) and hunting scenes, Liberia has established a number of little-known exceptionally outstanding work on the orders of individuals and the Imperial court.
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