H: 14 in / 35 cm | W: 7.5 in / 18 cm | D: 20 in / 50 cmDescription
An Equestrian Sculpture
After Pierre-Jules Mêne
A naturalistic, carefully detailed and beautifully patinated bronze model of a jockey on his galloping horse, the realistic topographical base signed "P. J. Mêne."
French, circa 1875
A pupil of Rene Compaire, Mêne (1810-1879) 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 Légion d'honneur in 1861.