Isidore Jules Bonheur (French, 1827-1901): A bronze model of a bull cast by Hippolyte Peyrol
Lot 25
Isidore Jules Bonheur (French, 1827-1901): A bronze model of a bull cast by Hippolyte Peyrol
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,060) inc. premium

Lot Details
Isidore Jules Bonheur (French, 1827-1901): A bronze model of a bull
cast by Hippolyte Peyrol
dark brown patination, on a naturalistic oval base, signed I. BONHEUR and stamped PEYROL,
45cm wide x 28cm high

Footnotes

  • Isidore Bonheur came from a family of important painters and sculptors. His sister was Rosa Bonheur the famous painter; his father was also a painter who first taught him the skill, and his uncle by marriage was a bronze founder who cast many of his works. He exhibited regularly at the salon from 1848 onwards, winning medals in 1865 and 1869 and a prestigious gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. His naturalistic studies of animals are now some of the most highly sought after works by any of the Animalier sculptors.

    Related Literature: Les Animaliers, J. Horswell, Antique Collector's Club, 1971, Suffolk.
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