Title of Artwork: Deux Chiens Assis
Artist: Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart
Site: Sue Higgins Park (Southland Drive & Deerfoot Trail SE)
Deux Chiens Assis by Henri Alfred Marie Jaquemart
Estimated to be crafted in the late 1800s, the two bronze dog statues by artist Henri Jacquemart are titled Deux Chiens Assis, which means two seated dogs. They were gifted to the City of Calgary Public Art Collection by the Devonian Foundation in 1978. Previously displayed in the Devonian Gardens, the pieces are now permanently installed near Nora Tuckey’s Grove in Sue Higgins Park which lies along the banks of the Bow River in Calgary’s southeast. The park is home to the largest fenced off-leash area in the city.
French artist Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart was born in Paris in 1824 and passed away in 1896. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1847 to 1879. He is a well known sculptor of animals and monuments, and his works can be found in many museums including the Musee D’Orsay.