Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work exhibited at the Petit Palais. François Pompon develops an animal theme by observing the tenants of the Jardin des Plantes zoo. In contrast to Rodin's expressionism, he simplifies the forms to the maximum by evacuating the anecdotal and emphasizes the essence of his subjects. The artist manages to capture the characteristic movement of the bear while infusing it with a timeless character.