London, South Kensington
22 September 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
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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