Entitled Tachiani et Nedjébé, chevaux arabes, the present model, now known as L'Accolade, was first exhibited in wax at the 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. Subsequently becoming one of the sculptor's most popular models, L'Accolade was cast in four sizes by the Susse foundry, 45, 35, 20 and 7 cm. high.
The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company of New York City was a well known art foundry and did some of the finest casting in the United States. It operated under the name E. Henry & Bonnard from 1872 to 1881 and under The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company from 1882-1926.
They cast many large pieces and memorials dealing with American History and many art pieces including some by Frederick Remington.