Artist: Jacquemat, Henri Alfred Marie ( 1895-1924)
Title: " Hunter and Hounds"
Location: Santa Monica Blvd., between Cannon and Crescent, Beverly Hills ( across from Beverly Hills Post office)
Date of Manufacture: unidentified
Date of Installation: Longyear estate: November 11, 1925 City of Beverly Hills
Foundry or Fabrication: unidentified
Dimensions: 5'-2"x 2-1/2"x 52"
Plaque: Yes, on front of base.
Inscriptions: " This shell-torn statue stood guard above a subterranean chamber in which Signal Corps, 3rd Division, American Army maintained headquarters' communications during bombardment of Chateau Thierry, 1918' Second Battle of the Marne'."
Siting: The sculpture is located on a natural shaped limestone boulder. The piece is sited in the middle of the park which runs along Santa Monica Blvd. The sculpture is approximately 50'-0" from Santa Monica Blvd. and 70'-0" from Crescent. There is a park bench approximately 6'-0" away. The closest trees are 30'-0" away.
Description: The sculpture is composed of a standing male figure with a standing dog on his proper right side and a seated dog in front of him. The figure is clothed in typical hunting attire for the time, including hat, jacket, vest, and riding boots. The male figure is standing with his proper left leg forward. His proper right hand is raised to his proper right ear in a cupping motion. He is holding a riding crop in his proper left hand. The crop is pushed under his proper right armpit. Both of the dogs are looking to the proper right. The sculpture is composed of cast iron with an unidentified green coating. The base is sitting in a shallow bronze tray.
- Originally sited in France.
- The sculpture was first sited in the United States at the estate of Mr. Longyear on November 11, 1925 in memorial to his son, killed during the Battle of Chateau Thierry in 1917.
- Publication: Park Brochure, Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Dept., Los Angeles Public Library Dickenson Scrapbook p.71 History Dept., California Vertical Files.