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    Sale 7719

    The Irish and Sporting Art Sale

    8 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    Isidore-Jules Bonheur (1827-1901)

    Etalon Pur Sang (Thoroughbred)

    Price Realised  


    Isidore-Jules Bonheur (1827-1901)
    Etalon Pur Sang (Thoroughbred)
    on naturalistic base signed 'I. Bonheur' and with Peyrol foundry stamp
    bronze, rich dark-brown patina
    18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15 cm.) deep

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    Bonheur had a close working relationship with his brother-in-law, the celebrated Parisian founder Hippolyte Peyrol, who was married to his sister Juliette. These close ties resulted in the production of exceptionally cast and finely chased bronzes, often identified, as here, by Peyrol's miniscule cachet.

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