Stunning Large Horse & Jockey Bronze Sculpture Mene
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Here is a very nice bronze horse racing statue that will appeal to several different kinds of collector. Those who love bronze statues depicting sporting scenes will love its links to the royal sport of horseracing.
Horse lovers in general will appreciate the fine detail shown in the working of both the horse and its jockey. We also know that many collectors choose pieces specifically about horse racing so this one is definitely suitable for them.
This is quite a large bronze statue and is certain to be the centre of attention wherever you choose to place it.
Pierre Jules Mene, (1810 -1879) was a notable French Sculptor, considered by many to be the pioneer of animal sculpture in the nineteenth-century.
Mene produced numerous animal sculptures, mainly of domestic animals such as horses, cows and bulls, sheep, goats and so on - all very much 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 specialised in small bronze figures.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking at a very fine piece of bronze artistry by a celebrated animal sculptor which requires careful packing and shipping to its destination. We can ship to almost any destination worldwide and will of course take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation before purchasing the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.
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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
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
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Our reference: 02986
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