22 September 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A FRENCH BRONZE GROUP OF TWO WHIPPETS AT PLAY OR 'DEUX LEVRETTES JOUANT AVEC UNE BOULE'
THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER PIERRE JULES MÊNE (1810-1879)
The base cast as a carpet, inscribed 'P.J.Mêne'
6 in. (15 cm.) high; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide (2)
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This group also known as Jiji and Gisella is one of Mêne's more celebrated works and was a very popular model. It was first exhibited in 1848 at the Salon in plaster, No. 93 in Mne's Catalogue. Both models for this group also appear as single sculptures.
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THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN