Stunning Large Horse & Jockey Bronze Sculpture Mene

Stunning Large Horse & Jockey Bronze Sculpture Mene

Stunning Large Horse & Jockey Bronze Sculpture Mene

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This is a stunning large bronze sculpture of a horse and jockey dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

The sculpture features beautifully definition and detail and bearing the replica signature of Pierre Jules Mene.

This high quality bronze is a hot cast recast of an original produced using the 'lost wax' otherwise known as the cire perdue process and has a deep brown patina.

The attention to detail is absolutely fantastic and the sculpture, set on an attractive patinated bronze base, is extremely lifelike.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 102 x Width 100 x Depth 30 & Weight 16.6 kg

Width 88 x Depth 40 - BASE ONLY

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 4 inches x Width 3 feet, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot & Weight 36.6 lbs

Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches - BASE ONLY

Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.

In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

Pierre Jules Mene'
(1810 -1879) was a French Sculptor and animalier. He is considered to be the pioneer of animal sculpture in the nineteenth-century.

He produced a number of animal sculptures, mainly of domestic animals like horses, cows and bulls, sheep, goats, etc., which were in vogue during the Second Empire. He was one of a "school of French animalieres" which also included Pierre Louis Rouillard, Antoine-Louis Barye, and Francois Pompon. Mene' himself specialized in small bronze figures which explains why none of his works exist as public statuary.


His work was a popular success with the bourgeois class and many editions of each sculpture were made, often to decorate the increasingly private homes of the period. The quality of these works is high, comparable to Barye's. Mene' also seems to have enjoyed a longer period of success and celebrity than his contemporaries. He is considered to have been the Lost-wax casting expert of his time, later surpassed only by Auguste Rodin.


W100.0 x H102.0 x D30.0 cm



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