Pierre-Jules Mêne, French (1810-1879)
A bronze model of a hunting scene Chasse au Lapin
with three terriers seeking a rabbit in a hole, on a naturalistic base, dark brown patination, signed P.J. MÊNE, 38cm wide x 21cm high
This model is illustrated in M. Poletti & A. Richarme Pierre Jules Mêne Catalogue Raisonné, page 55. The wax model of this bronze was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle de 1855 and is now in the Louvre. It was first cast in bronze by the artist in 1853.