A charmer of a little dog, look as if sitting patiently at one’s feet, perhaps waiting for a treat. Though initialed (incised on the bottom) DWP, I was told the seller, who I know well and who knows the artist, is that it an early stone carving by Tim De Christopher, who has become well know for his carved stone sculptures. (Info below.) In any case, what a wonderful little pup!
2 3/8” l x 5/8” t and in very good condition, with one dark area in the stone on one side.
For 40 years, Tim De Christopher has been carving in stone. He has a long list of public, private and corporate commissions - from carving gargoyles for the facade of the Jewish Museum in New York City to twenty-four 4’x4’ panels for the Huffington Library in Culver, Indiana. As well as a wide ranging exhibition history, including the DeCordova Museum and a 30 year retrospective at the Amy H. Carberry Gallery in Springfield, MA. Tim was born in 1954 and grew up outside of San Francisco. He attended The Cooper Union School of Art, and a year at Columbia University School of Architecture before being drawn away to follow his love of stone.