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    Sale 5356

    Christie's Interiors

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 138

    A FRENCH BRONZE EQUESTRIAN GROUP ENTITLED 'CHASSEUR AFRICAIN'

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER PIERRE-JULES MÊNE (1810-1879)

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE EQUESTRIAN GROUP ENTITLED 'CHASSEUR AFRICAIN'
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER PIERRE-JULES MÊNE (1810-1879)
    The naturalistically cast base inscribed 'P.J.MÊNE'
    19in. (48.2cm.) high; 14in. (35.5cm.) wide


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    The original of this model was exhibited at the 1878 Salon in wax and then again in bronze in 1879. Listed as No. 8 in Mêne's catalogue the model was offered in two sizes, the present cast being an example of the smaller version.

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