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    Sale 5281

    The Sunday Sale

    9 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 104

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF AN ARAB STALLION, 'CHEVAL LIBRE'

    AFTER PIERRE JULES MENE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF AN ARAB STALLION, 'CHEVAL LIBRE'
    AFTER PIERRE JULES MENE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Standing with one foreleg raised on a naturalistic oval base signed P.J. MENE
    12 3/8in. (31.5cm.) high


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    Listed as number 39 in his catalogue, Cheval libre is the stallion half of one of Mene's most celebrated works, known as l'Accolade, but exhibited in wax at the 1852 Salon under the title Tachiani et Nedjibi, chevaux arabes (no. 1479). See Jane Horswell, Les Animaliers, 1971, p.164.

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