Pierre-Jules Mêne (French, 1810-1879) Accolade No. 2 (The Embrace No. 2) A bronze group of two horses

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Lot 48
Pierre-Jules Mene (French, 1810-1879)
Accolade No. 2 (The Embrace No. 2) A bronze group of two horses

Sold for £ 8,812 (US$ 10,989) inc. premium
Pierre-Jules Mene (French, 1810-1879)
Accolade No. 2 (The Embrace No. 2) A bronze group of two horses
Signed to the base 'P. J. MÊNE' 68cm wide, 26cm deep, 45cm high (26.5in wide, 10in deep, 17.5in high)

Footnotes

  • L'Accolade is one of Mêne's more celebrated works. It depicts a courting Arab mare and stallion. L'Accolade was first exhibited as a red wax sculpture with a thin black patina at the Salon of 1852, entitled Tachiani and Nedjebe. His first bronze version was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in 1855, where Mêne won a medal for the work. L'Accolade was cast in three different sizes.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this bronze was cast by Barbedienne
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