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“Nanny Goat and Kid” Antique Bronze Group Sculpture by Pierre Jules Mene

$3,400

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A rare and exceptional model of La Chévre et le Chevreau (The Nanny Goat and her Kid), it retains an exquisite original patina. Likely an atelier casting from Mene's own foundry, the hand chiseling and chasing executed by the foundry is exquisite, all detailing in both the figures and the naturalistic base above reproach. Mene’s handling of wild and chaotic hair on the mother goat is noteworthy, this is one of the most difficult aspects of a figure for a sculptor to capture, as hair has such layering and depth that few sculptors find a way to model it satisfactorily. Her hair is perfect, blown back and forth across her back, matted and then billowing. In each of his models capturing goats, this is a consistent point of excellence and one of the small details that set Mene apart as the most popular sculptor of the Animalier school, his realism and graceful approach to each subject is simply above reproach. The model is signed crisply in the base among the foliage "P.J. Mene” and it retains an early Christies label to the underside. Literature: Bronze Sculpture of “Les Animaliers”, Jane Horswell, 1971, p. 119 - same model, 9 3/4” high, executed circa 1850 by the Coalbrookdale foundry in England Animals in Bronze, Christopher Payne, 2002, p. 266 G3 - same model, 9 1/4” high, executed circa 1850s by Coalbrookdale Measurements: 9 7/8" H x 4 5/8" D x 9 1/4" W.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.88 in. (25.1 cm)Width: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Depth: 4.63 in. (11.77 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very light handling wear to patina. Exceptional original condition.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 011GPP14K1stDibs: LU1059021947462

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