Pierre Jules Mêne, French (1810-1879)
A bronze model of a jockey and racehorse Jockey À Cheval No 1
raised on an oval naturalistic base signed PJ MÊNE, 42cm high
£2,000 - 3,000
2,300 - 3,500
US$ 3,100 - 4,700
Mêne first exhibited the wax version of this model at the Paris Salon of 1863. The original wax version is now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. He exhibited the bronze a year later, and later editions were also cast by the Mêne-Cain workshop, Barbedienne and Susse Fres. It was also cast in a smaller size (Jockey a Cheval No. 2). Related Literature: M. Poletti & A. Richarme Pierre Jules Mêne Catalogue Raisonné, page 43.