REF No. 7749
‘The Arab Falconer’ by Pierre-Jules Mene
The finely cast and planished bronze, depicting a falconer walking on a naturalistic ground, with a hare at his feet, the falcon on a hand held mount, is decorated with gilt highlights, signed by the maker and dated 1873.
Benezit, Editions Grund 1976, Volume 7
Harold Berman ‘Bronzes and Founders 1800-1930’ (5 Volumes) published Abage 1977
A pupil of Rene Compaire, Mene began exhibiting at the Paris Salon of 1838, winning numerous medals, including First Class Medals in 1852 & 1861. He was made a Chevalier of the Legion d’honneur in 1861.