“The Arab hunter” (Pierre-Jules Mêne)

Pierre-Jules Mêne

Of the product: Sculpture “Arab hunter”

Material: bronze, patination

Time of manufacturing: mid-XIX century

Author: author: P. J. Mêne (Pierre-Jules Mêne)

State: France

Dimensions: 80 x 60 cm

With a jeweler's precision made horse tack pricecanada each element. The sculptural composition is made with high professionalism, accuracy shows the beauty of form models. In the right corner of the base composition, the author has placed his signature in large letters done in a characteristic manner: "P. J. MÊNE". Pierre-Jules Mene (Pierre Jules Mêne, 1810 – 1871) was born 25 Mar 1810 in Paris. His father, who worked in the foundry, trained Mene's first sculpture techniques. Together with another famous sculptor Antoine barye, he spent time in the Botanical garden "Jardin des Plantes", watching the animals, which he surprisingly accurately copied in the sculptures. He especially loved to portray horses and dogs. In 1838 Mene first exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon, and his sculpture "the Dog and the Fox" gets an honorary award. This award brought him huge success. Many of his sculptures of Mene made on the orders of the Royal court: "Scottish hunter with Fox", "Hunter with hounds", etc. (the London Museum of applied arts). Also a sculptor known for his works on the theme of race: "Jockey", "Jockey on a rearing horse" and others. In the same 1838 the sculptor opened his own foundry, which he called "Bronzes d 'ameublement". In 1848, the Salon of artists of France, he won the medal of the Second class, and in 1852 and 1861 his sculptures receive awards: Medals of the First class. In 1867 he became a Chevalier of the Legion of honor. His sculptures have also won awards at the "Great Exhibition" in London in 1851 and 1862. The sculpture "Louis XV hunting" at the world Exhibition in 1878 received the highest award – Grand Prix. The creative heritage of Mene represents an important stage in the development of animism and realism in European sculpture 30-80 years of the XIX century. Along with Bari and Fratina he is considered the founder of French animal painting school.