A bronze edition signed T. Cartier (1879 - 1943) dating from the early twentieth century.
An extract from Wikipedia, translated from French
Thomas Cartier was born on February 21, 1879, in Marseilles. A pupil of Georges Gardet and Victor Peter, he specialized in animal sculpture. He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists in 1904 and obtained an honorable mention in 1908, a 2nd class medal in 1910 and a gold medal in 1927, the year he went out of competition.
During the First World War, he became an illustrator: he then produced many postcards of anti-German propaganda and support for the 'poilus' (soldiers who were in the trenches). After the war, he moved to Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye and designed many war memorials.
He died on April 26, 1936 in Saint Vallier.