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Live Auction

Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 13, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 59

P.J. Mene (1810-1879) Scottish Hunter w/ Fox, Bronze

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Property from a Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Estate

Description:

P.J. Mene (French, 1810-1879), Scottish Hunter with Fox, Bronze, signed 'P. J. Mene' on the terrace, depicting a Scotsman holding a fox with hunting dog.

Pierre-Jules Mene was a French animalier sculptor who depicted domestic animals such as cows, sheep, and horses. His bronzes set the standard for other animaliers, including Rosa Bonheur and Pierre Louis Rouillard. Mene received his training from his father, who was a metalworker, and made an early living producing decorative adornments for furniture and clocks. In 1838, he established his own foundry, where he cast and sold his work. That same year, he made his debut at the Salon with the sculpture Dog and Fox. The artist was a regular exhibitor at the Salon throughout the rest of his life. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Louvre Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Courtauld Institute of Art, among others. (Artnet)

Measurements: Height: overall 19 in. x Width: 11 1/2 in.

Condition:

Overall good condition, coppery finish to patina, lacking feathers to hat, lower part of whip detached but present, old marks and scratches, surface dirt.

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