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
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.