28 October 2003
PIERRE-JULES MÊNE (FRENCH, 1810-1871)
Jument normande seule (Normandy mare)
signed P. J. MÊNE, stamped F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR and inscribed to the front OFFERT PAR LA COMPAGNIE ALGÉRIENNE
bronze, mid/dark-brown patina
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
Margaret Batts Tobin and by descent to Robert L. B. Tobin.
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C. Payne, Animals in Bronze, Woodbridge, 1986, pl. 11, p. 280.
The present highly detailed study of a Normandy mare is an excerpted model from Mêne's popular Jument normande et son poulain, exhibited in wax at the 1868 Salon (no. 3749), and in bronze the following year (no. 3592).
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