“Animals in Struggle” bronze sculpture by Antonio Ligabue.
Stamp with edition on the base. Certificate of Guarantee and Authenticity Antonio Ligabue (Zurich 1899 – Gualtieri 1965), cm. 21.5x37x20.5; ex. 444/1500
Bronze sculpture with limited edition worldwide of 1500 numbered pieces, progressively from 1 to 1500 plus a multiple, not numbered, donated to the “Museo Antonio Ligabue” in Gualtieri. There are no artist’s proofs or different numbering from that stated.

“Clay sculpture modelled by Ligabue, probably around the years 1936-1942. It is undoubtedly one of the artist’s most important sculptures, in terms of expressive intensity, formal balance and content. It depicts a fight between a lynx and a wild cat, where anger, ferocity and aggression are expressed with such realism that we believe the artist identifies with the animal that is usually attacked, thus expressing the anguish that haunted the artist throughout his life”.

Prof Sergio Negri

Period: 1940s

Measurements: Sculpture H 21.5 x W 37 x D 20.5 cm / Pedestal H 28 x W 41 x D 22 cm