Pierre Jules Mêne (French, 1810–1879)

Pierre Jules Mêne (French, 1810–1879) 

MARE AND FOAL

Bronze, 17 ½” x 23 ½” 
Signed 

This model was first exhibited at the Salon of 1868 in wax before being exhibited again at the Salon of 1869 in bronze. This piece was also included in the Exposition Universelle 1878 and was listed as #30 in Mêne’s catalogue of works. A rare piece, it is seldom offered at auction. 
Illustrated: Jane Horswell, Les Animaliers, 1971, Pg. 147 (another example illustrated).

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000

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