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    Sale 7589

    Sporting Art

    23 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1871)

    Chasse à la perdrix (The Partridge Hunt)

    Price Realised  


    Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1871)
    Chasse à la perdrix (The Partridge Hunt)
    on naturalistic base signed 'P. J. Mêne' and dated '1847'
    bronze, rich light-brown patina
    8¾ in. (22.5 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) wide; 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep

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    Exhibited in wax at the 1848 Salon, and again in bronze two years later, Chasse à la perdrix is one of Mêne's most popular dog groups. Cast in several large editions during the third quarter of the 19th century, the group features Sylphie, the setter, and Tac, the pointer, both of which appear as separate subjects in their own right.

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