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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    PIERRE-JULES MÊNE (FRENCH, 1810-1879)

    L'Accolade

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    PIERRE-JULES MÊNE (FRENCH, 1810-1879)
    L'Accolade
    signed 'P.J. MêNE' (on the base)
    bronze with golden brown patina
    13¼ in. (33.5 cm.)


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    Though originally entitled Tachiani et Nedjébé, chevaux arabes, this model became more widely known as L'Accolade and was first exhibited in wax at the Paris Salon of 1852 (no. 1479). A bronze cast was exhibited the following year (no. 1440) and, along with two other works, the re-submitted wax won Mêne a medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855 (see S. Lami, Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l'Ecole Francaise, Paris, 1919, p. 429).